Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Dart below Steep Hills on Dartmoor

1814

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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
D09615
Turner Bequest CXXXII 119 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Turner’s inscription ‘Dt’ may, as Finberg suggested,1 indicate the River Dart somewhere in its course on the south-east side of Dartmoor. There is a similar ‘Dt’ inscription on folio 115 verso (D09608), while an inscription on folio 126 verso (D09629) appears to indicate Dartmeet Bridge.
For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.375.

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