Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Profile of Hills or Mountains

c.1817–19

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13760
Turner Bequest CLXIX 5 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch shows a jagged skyline, currently unidentified, and perhaps a deep gorge towards the right. There are similar drawings on the recto (D13759). As discussed in the sketchbook’s Introduction, it is possible that they relate to Turner’s 1817 tour along the River Rhine in Germany.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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