Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Lake among Hills or Fells

?1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10304
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 63 a

Catalogue entry

As was suggested in the 1975 Bicentenary exhibition catalogue, the scenery here looks like Lakeland, which would indicate a date of 1809 when Turner seems to have taken this sketchbook to Cumbria; see Introduction and notes to folios 71 verso, 72 verso and 73 verso (D10316, D10314, D10315; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 72, 70, 71).

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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