Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Hilly Landscape, with Reapers in a Cornfield: ?Middleton Vale, Yorkshire

c.1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Image: 78 x 122 mm
support (backing): 203 x 244 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00709
Turner Bequest XXIX D

Catalogue entry

A small oil painting of this subject, probably dating from about 1797–8, was sold at Christie’s, London, 19 July 1985 (42).1 It bore the traditional title of ‘Middleton Vale, Yorkshire’, but there is no more specific evidence for the identification.
1
Not in Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984; see Andrew Wilton, ‘The Monro School Question: Some Answers’, Turner Studies, vol.4, no.2, Winter 1984, pp.12, 13 ill.8.
Technical notes:
Until recent conservation this and two other drawings (Tate D36625, D36626; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 1, 2) were similarly mounted on buff card. Only a fragment remains of the larger card in this case.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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