Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gibbet Hill, near Hindhead

1807

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06576
Turner Bequest C 49 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this is an extremely slight sketch but still shows a hint of the gibbet on top of the hill; see folio 22 of the sketchbook (D06540; Turner Bequest C 21). Turner’s design (Tate D08130; Turner Bequest CXVII C) for his Liber Studiorum plate Hind Head Hill, 1811, was based on this sketch. See also Turner’s verses on the hill with its ‘kreaking irons’ inside the back cover (D40615).

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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