Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hills, Probably on Dartmoor

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09500
Turner Bequest CXXXII 18

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s reading of Turner’s inscription as ‘Malvern’ seems improbable, as the setting is likely to Devon rather than the Midlands. The first letter of the word, overwriting ‘High’, appears rather to be a ‘W’, with little certainty as to what follows. There appear to be rocky outcrops or boulders in the foreground, and it seems likely that the subject is on Dartmoor; for other definite or likely views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

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