Joseph Mallord William Turner A Town or Village among Hills; Hills, Possibly on the West Country Coast 1811

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Artist
Title
A Town or Village among Hills; Hills, Possibly on the West Country Coast
From Devonshire Coast, No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXIII
Date 1811
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08364
Turner Bequest CXXIII 2
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There are two slight sketches here. The main view across the lower half of the page seems to have been drawn looking down on houses descending between wooded hills. They are possibly the same buildings as seen from below on folio 1 verso opposite (D08363).
Above this drawing is another, starting a quarter of the way across the page from the left and framed by vertical and horizontal lines, showing hills or West Country cliffs to the right of an unidentified, possibly architectural feature.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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