Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Figure on a Hillside Path, with a View over a Plain Beyond

?1798

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00459
Turner Bequest XXIV 50

Catalogue entry

The subject is probably close to that of folio 53 recto (D00460; Turner Bequest XXIV 51), and may be the Greensand Ridge overlooking the Weald of Kent between Sevenoaks and West Malling. The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
As Finberg notes,1 this leaf, folio 53 recto and folio 54 recto (D00461; Turner Bequest XXIV 52) were loose and may have come either from this book or from the South Wales sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXVI). They seem to date stylistically to about 1798 and therefore probably belong with the group of drawings in that book from Turner’s 1798 tour of Kent; see Tate D00627–D00649, D00654–D00658 (Turner Bequest XXVI 71– 87v, 92–96).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.43.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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