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Views in Lancashire & Yorkshire, From Original Drawings By J. M. W. Turner, R. A.

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Uniform Title

[History of Richmondshire., 1872.]


London:: Published by Bickers & Son, 1, Leicester Square, W., 1872.

Physical Description

[26] leaves, [24] pl.: [1] illus.; 375×535 mm.


[T.p.] - List of Subjects [1-24] - [Plates, with texts].

Responsibility Note

Twenty plates are signed as drawn by J.M.W. Turner R.A., and four (pl. 7-10) as drawn by J. Buckler. All are signed by engravers - J. Archer, C. Heath, W. Radclyffe, W.R. Smith, S. Middiman, J. Roffe, J. Higham, J.C. Varrall, J. Scott, H. Le Keux, John Pye, S. Rawle, T. Higham, J. Landseer F.S.A., J. Le Keux. Plate [13] is signed as etched by S. Middiman and engraved by John Pye. The in-text illustration is unsigned.


L. Herrmann, Turner prints: the engraved work of J.M.W. Turner (1990), p.97-106; A. Lyles and D. Perkins, Colour Into Line Turner and the Art of Engraving [exhibition catalogue] (1989), p.33-5; H.R. Rigg, Turner and Dr Whitaker (1982); A. Wilton, The Life and work of J.M.W. Turner (1979), nos. 559-81; W.G. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A. (vol. 2, 1913), nos.169-188.

Summary Note

These twenty four plates are part of a group of thirty-two (twenty after Turner and twelve after Buckler) which had first been published serially under the title, History of Richmondshire, by Dr. Thomas Whitaker between 1818 and 1823.

The 'List of Subjects' lists twenty-four titles; the plates are also captioned. They show: [1] Crook of Lune, looking towards Hornby Castle; [2] Ingleborough, from Hornby Castle Terrace; [3] Hornby Castle, from Tatham Church; [4] Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard; [5] Heysham and Cumberland Mountains; [6] Weathercote Cave; [7] Gateway at Lancaster Castle; [8] Sizergh Hall; [9] Peel castle; [10] Furness Abbey; [11] Aysgarth; [12] Simmer Lake; [13] Hardraw Fall; [14] Mossdale Fall; [15] Marrick Abbey; [16] Wycliffe; [17] Brignall; [18] Junction of the Greta and the Tees at Rokeby; [19] Egglestone Abbey; [20] Tees High Force; [21] Aske Hall; [22] St. Agatha's Abbey, Easby; [23] Richmond Town; [24] Richmond Castle and Town. The one in-text illustration (in the text relating to Heysham, pl. [5]) shows a Saxon tomb.

Binding Note

19th-century half red morocco, red cloth-covered boards, upper cover lettered 'Views In Lancashire And Yorkshire. By J.M.W. Turner. R.A.'; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier blind-stamped spine-piece with green morocco spine-label lettered 'Views In Lancashire And Yorkshire - J.M.W. Turner - 1872'.

Name as Subject


Landscapes (environments) - Mountains - Great Britain - Lancashire - Yorkshire - Richmond - Pennine Chain - History - 19th century
Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Views - Landscapes (representations) - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


J.M.W. Turner RA, source artist
John Buckler, draughtsman
John Wykenham Archer, engraver
Charles Heath, engraver
William Raymond Smith, engraver
Samuel Middiman, engraver
John Roffe, engraver
J. W. Higham, engraver
John Charles Varrall, engraver
John Scott, engraver
Henry Le Keux, engraver
John Pye the younger, engraver
Samuel Rawle, engraver
Thomas Higham, engraver
John Landseer ARA, engraver
John Le Keux, engraver
Bickers and Son (London), publisher