Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from a High Cliff over a Broad Plain

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 161 x 256 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05104
Turner Bequest LXXXII 27

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. It is the first of a sequence of sketches apparently recording Turner’s journey south through the Lakeland hills from Penrith to Kendal; see also the rectos of folio 28–33 (D05105–D05110). This dramatic subject may be the summit of the steep escarpment that drops away to the west towards the Cumbrian mountains round Keswick.
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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