Joseph Mallord William TurnerDowns or Weald c.1810-16

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Downs or Weald
From Views in Sussex Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII
Date c.1810-16
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 199 x 324 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 12 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Downs or Weald circa 1810–16
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 12a
Pencil on white wove paper, 199 x 324 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘12a’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Probably a left-hand page from the sketchbook, with stitch holes on the right.
The drawing, of Downs or Weald, occupies the left half of the sheet, indicating to Finberg that it is ‘probably a continuation’ of another subject. Numbered by Finberg as a verso it is now mounted as if it were the recto of D10333; Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 12.
The leaf has suffered from creasing and there is a tear near the top right corner.

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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