Hackfall is a beautiful landscape open to all.

Turner Painting

Hackfall painted by
Joseph Mallord William Turner

Probably painted c.1816 and based on a sketch made by Turner during his tour of central Yorkshire in August that year. Hackforth is a valley of the River Ure, five miles north-west of Ripon. The small building in the mid-distance may be the Fisher’s Hut, one of a number of structures built by the landowner William Aislabie before his death in 1808. On the distant hill is a folly, Mowbray Castle.

Turner painting Hackfall

Copyright of this image and of the words used in the quotation remains with the Trustees of the Wallace Collection.

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A photographed taken Easter 2009 from approximately the same point.

Same view as Turner painting today