Joseph Mallord William Turner The Entrance to a Mine among Steep Rocks 1794

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The Entrance to a Mine among Steep Rocks
From Matlock Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XIX
Date 1794
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 181 x 111 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XIX 25
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Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned vertically. Derbyshire was a centre of lead mining for many centuries; another study probably near the same mine is on folio 27 recto (D00234; Turner Bequest XIX 26). Other drawings of High Tor are among the loose sheets associated with the Midland tour (Tate D00340, D00341; Turner Bequest XXI M, N).
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram below left of centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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