Joseph Mallord William Turner A Road or River among Hills, Probably on the Moors near Bowes 1817

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Road or River among Hills, Probably on the Moors near Bowes
From Durham, North Shore, Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLVII
Date 1817
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12364
Turner Bequest CLVII 32
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Catalogue entry

This one of a sequence of mostly unidentified landscape sketches running from folio 27 verso (D12355) to folio 33 recto (D12366), with a further two on folio 50 recto (D12384) and folios 51 verso–52 recto (D12386, D12387). As discussed in the entry for folio 27 verso, they are likely to show scenes on the moors and hills around Bowes, south-west of Barnard Castle.
A meandering road or river winds through the valley at the centre; the small, inverted ‘V’ shapes towards the left are probably the gables of isolated buildings. There is a brief continuation of the skyline and hills to the left on folio 31 verso opposite (D12363).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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