Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River among Hills, Possibly the Truro River or the Fal

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08608
Turner Bequest CXXIII 126 a

Catalogue entry

This view bears a generic resemblance to one in the contemporary Ivy Bridge to Penzance sketchbook (Tate D08899; Turner Bequest CXXV 23a) which may show the meandering Truro River from Malpas, which Turner probably passed through on his way south-west towards Falmouth (see under folio 7 verso; D08375) by way of Grampound (see folio 128 verso; D08606; CXXIII 125a); the river may alternatively be the Fal. There are inscriptions which appear to refer to St Michael Penkivel and Tregothnan, along the east bank of the Truro, on a river view on folio 109 recto (D08570; CXXIII 106).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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