Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Hilly Landscape; ?a Ruined Castle

c.1834–6

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 × 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27741
Turner Bequest CCLXXXI 9 a

Catalogue entry

There appear to be two slight landscape sketches here, one above the other, both including buildings, the main structure in the lower sketch possibly being a ruined castle. There are numerous unidentified landscapes in this sketchbook, as set out in the Introduction. Some may have been recorded in the vicinity of the scenes of fishing at a weir which begin on folio 15 verso (D27752). The significance of the names or places noted here is as yet unclear. For other inscriptions scattered through the book, see the Introduction.
Technical notes:
There is some watercolour offsetting from folio 10 recto opposite.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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