Joseph Mallord William Turner Hills 1831

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Hills
From Rokeby and Appleby Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXIV
Date 1831
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25587
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 33
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Catalogue entry

Across this page and folios 32 verso (D22586) is a slight and rapidly executed sketch of the outline of hills. These are likely to have been made by Turner from a moving coach as he made the journey between Appleby and Barnard Castle, probably from near Brough, drawings of which follow in the sketchbook (see folios 33 verso–37 verso; D25588–D25596).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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