Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Wooded Landscape and ?a Landscape with a Tower, Possibly in Kent

c.1830

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 76 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35789
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 17

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, at the top is a view of what seems to be a wooded river valley, possibly with a tower in the far distance towards the right. Below is a hastier sketch, with three vertical marks at the right possibly indicating a square tower seen on the diagonal. The subjects are likely to be in Kent (see the sketchbook’s Introduction), but so slight as to be effectively unidentifiable.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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