Joseph Mallord William TurnerRocks or Hills 1791

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Artist
Title
Rocks or Hills
From Bristol and Malmesbury Sketchbook
Turner Bequest VI
Date 1791
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40734
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Rocks or Hills 1791
D40734
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a slight sketch, not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue.1 There are grey colour trials towards the left centre and top right.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.9.

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