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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 70 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35350
Turner Bequest CCCLV 9

Catalogue entry

Turner has produced this drawing with the page turned horizontally. In this simple sketch he renders the undulations and furrows of the local topography in fluid line. A tower or fort-like structure is visible atop one of the hillsides. The diagonal trajectory of a jagged line can be seen meandering from the foot of the tower through to the bottom left of the page.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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