Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cleeve Mill, from below the Lock

1805

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 259 x 366 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05922
Turner Bequest XCV 18

Catalogue entry

This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook. Cleeve Lock dated from 1787 and was a quiet spot, overlooked by the sixteenth-century mill which Turner has drawn carefully and in some detail, from just below the lock. Hill illustrates a photograph of his own to demonstrate how little the view is changed today.1
1
Hill 1993, p.108, reproduced in colour, pl.159.
Verso:
Blank. Inscribed in pencil ‘21’.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

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