Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Church Tower and Houses, Probably in North Devon; Distant Hills or Cliffs

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09559
Turner Bequest CXXXII 74

Catalogue entry

A distant horizon of hills or cliffs is indicated across the middle of the page, but it is too slight to be readily identifiable. At the top right, framed by pencil lines, is a small study of a castellated tower with a small turret, probably that of a church, beyond a house or group of buildings and trees. The location is presently unidentified, but probably in north Devon from its context in the sketchbook.
Technical notes:
There is some staining to the right-hand edge of the leaf.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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