Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Horse and Rider on a Crest with Distant Hills, Probably on the Moors near Bowes

1817

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12359
Turner Bequest CLVII 29 a

Catalogue entry

This one of a sequence of mostly unidentified landscape sketches running from folio 27 verso (D12355) to folio 33 recto (D12366), with a further two on folio 50 recto (D12384) and folios 51 verso–52 recto (D12386, D12387). As discussed in the entry for folio 27 verso, they are likely to show scenes on the moors and hills around Bowes, south-west of Barnard Castle.
The slight indications of distant hills which only extend across half of the page here are continued for the full width of folio 30 recto opposite (D12360), where a horse and rider are shown in the foreground.
Technical notes:
A short tear to the left-hand edge has been repaired.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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