Joseph Mallord William Turner
English Landscape c.1810

Artwork details

English Landscape
Date c.1810
Medium Oil on paper
Dimensions Support: 192 x 268 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXI P
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More finished and darker in colour than the Devon sketches of 1813, this sketch is probably earlier. It shows a broad, rolling landscape, arranged in simple planes differentiated by tone and light with little indication of specific detail save for trees and shrubs. The style and topography have sometimes been associated with the two views of Lowther Castle Turner exhibited in 1810, although no such building appears.

August 2004

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