Joseph Mallord William Turner

Devon Hills near Buckland Monachorum

1814

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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
D09623
Turner Bequest CXXXII 123 a

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s interpretation of Turner’s inscription ‘Buckl’ as indicating Buckland Monachorum1 seems to be correct. Otherwise, this succession of hills and valleys offers few topographical clues. Buckland Monachorum and nearby Buckland Abbey stand near the River Tavy, a few miles south of Tavistock (see under folio 143 verso; D09661) and a similar distance east of Calstock on the River Tamar (see folio 141 recto; D09656, and other nearby views). The viewpoint is yet to be established but is probably near the Tamar, looking east.
Folio 122 verso (D09621), a sketch of similar terrain, is inscribed ‘Road Buckland’.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.375.

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