Joseph Mallord William TurnerTrees, with Distant Hill c.1810-16

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Trees, with Distant Hill
From Views in Sussex Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII
Date c.1810-16
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 199 x 324 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 12
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Trees, with Distant Hill circa 1810–16
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 199 x 324 mm
Stamped in black ‘CXXXVIII 12’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Probably a right-hand page from the sketchbook, with stitch holes on the left.
The drawing, a glimpse of Downs or Weald, occupies only part of the left side of the sheet, indicating that it is a continuation of another subject. This side is now mounted as if it were the verso of D10334; Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 12a, with the drawing revealed by a window in the mount.

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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