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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09644
Turner Bequest CXXXII 134 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Turner noted this as a view of Dartmoor, but the two words above the horizon, presumably the names of distant landmarks including a tor (a granite outcrop), remain elusive. There may be another tor on the left, and there is appears to be a square tower in the middle distance. For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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