Joseph Mallord William Turner

A West Country Town and Distant Hills Seen from a River with Boats

1811

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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
D08774
Turner Bequest CXXIII 230 a

Catalogue entry

There is little to indicate a specific setting apart from the tall spire at the centre. Turner’s somewhat random use of the pages of this book means that the drawing may have been made anywhere along the route of his 1811 tour.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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