J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cleeve Mill, from below the Lock 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Cleeve Mill, from below the Lock 1805
D05922
Turner Bequest XCV 18
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 366 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Cleve Mill’ lower right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red in ‘18’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 18’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook. Cleeve Lock dated from 1787 and was a quiet spot, overlooked by the sixteenth-century mill which Turner has drawn carefully and in some detail, from just below the lock. Hill illustrates a photograph of his own to demonstrate how little the view is changed today.1
1
Hill 1993, p.108, reproduced in colour, pl.159.
Verso:
Blank. Inscribed in pencil ‘21’.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Cleeve Mill, from below the Lock 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cleeve-mill-from-below-the-lock-r1129953, accessed 19 December 2014.