Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Hillside and Ridge

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01468
Turner Bequest XL 4 a

Catalogue entry

This rapid sketch, made with the page turned horizontally, may record a particular place visited on the 1798 tour, or may be connected with one of the subject pictures Turner was contemplating in this book: the contorted tree in the right foreground has elements in common with the branches in which figures writhe in the 1793 Marford Mill sketchbook, for instance Tate D00313 (Turner Bequest XX 36a); and see the composition with mountain and bare trees on folio 8 verso (D01476) in this book. The slight note on folio 5 recto opposite (D01469) may be part of the same sequence of thought.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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