The Valley of the Washburn, Otley Chevin in the distance by JMW Turner

This is one of a series of watercolours painted near and at Farnley Hall, Yorkshire, the home of Turner's patron Walter Fawkes.


Watercolour and bodycolour
33 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £135,863)
Acquired in:

There are around forty paintings in the series, completed between 1815 and 1824, of the area surrounding the River Wharfe.


Walter Fawkes, Farnley Hall. By descent to W.R. Fawkes. Christie's, London, 1937 (470 gns, to Leggatt). Dr. Rosamund Harding, 1951. J.D. Harding Trust, 1980. The Trustees of the W.A.H. Harding Trust; Christie's 1983.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 3786005

Entry details

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