Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Castle on a Wooded Hillside above a Wide Valley

c.1809–10

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 202 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09012
Turner Bequest CXXVII 33 v

Catalogue entry

Technical notes:
There is some ink spotting or offsetting at the bottom left and centre. The leaf has darkened owing to the prolonged display of the recto. This is a face of one of a few single leaves which, with a greater number of loose bifolio sheets, constitute the so-called Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook. The folded sheets were not bound, but placed inside each other in a sequence which is not entirely recoverable (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for a suggested order).

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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