Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Road between Rocks and Trees with Distant Landscape

?1793

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 259 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40239
Turner Bequest XIII H b

Catalogue entry

This drawing was presumably made from the same point, or thereabouts, as the view of the Herefordshire Beacon on the other half of this part of the sheet (D00153), from which there is a slight continuation; that is to say, near the road from Hereford to Tewkesbury, between Eastnor and Hollybush. With the rising ground on the left, we are probably looking east towards the Cotwolds in the far distance.
Technical notes:
Owing to the complexities of accessioning, the present drawing (D40239) has been incorrectly inscribed ‘D.00153’, and vice versa. For an overview of the various works on this folded sheet, see under D00153 (Turner Bequest XIII H a). The other side of the present section is D40268.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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