Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Road or River among 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
D12364
Turner Bequest CLVII 32

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 meandering road or river winds through the valley at the centre; the small, inverted ‘V’ shapes towards the left are probably the gables of isolated buildings. There is a brief continuation of the skyline and hills to the left on folio 31 verso opposite (D12363).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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