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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D25533
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 5 a

Catalogue entry

This rather rapid sketch, made with the book inverted, shows a view looking along a hill or ridge with a drop to the left; a tree in the foreground leans over the precipice. The drawing on folio 6 (D25534) is probably from a spot near by.
The following page of the sketchbook has been torn out, perhaps by Turner himself.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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