Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of the Malvern Hills

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01713
Turner Bequest XLII 38

Catalogue entry

The drawing is continued on folio 20 recto opposite (D01714; Turner Bequest XLII 39). As the inscription on that page suggests, this is a view of the Malvern Hills, perhaps looking north along the ridge towards the Herefordshire Beacon and, farther off, the Worcester Beacon, from near Hollybush, on the road between Hereford and Tewkesbury which Turner may have taken on his return journey in 1798.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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