Turner Bequest CCLXXX 199
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXX 199’ bottom right
The wild birds hush their song,
The hills have evening’s deepest glow,
Yet Leonard tarries long.
Now all whom varied toil and care
From home and love divide,
In the calm sunset may repair
Each to the loved one’s side.
The village-clock strikes from the distant tower.
The ploughman leaves the field; the traveller hears.
And to the inn spurs forward. Nature wears
Her sweetest smile; the day-star in the west
Watermark: ‘CA snell’ (?) [partially cut off and difficult to read]
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXX 199’ centre left
How to cite
Meredith Gamer, ‘Evening (Datur Hora Quieti), for Rogers’s ‘Poems’ c.1830–2 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www