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
D12360
Turner Bequest CLVII 30

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.
A horse and rider are cursorily indicated on a summit in the foreground, as if surveying the scene. The distant hills are continued for half the width of folio 29 verso opposite (D12359).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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