Joseph Mallord William Turner

A High Mountain Seen beyond a Valley

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01397
Turner Bequest XXXIX 42

Catalogue entry

This drawing, made with the page turned horizontally, has elements in common with a watercolour in the contemporary Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01349; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 95): the broad, apparently cultivated valley beneath a large mountain, and substantial farm buildings in the foreground. However, the shape of the mountain is somewhat different in each.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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