Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Rocky Cliff and Wooded Gorge, with Distant Buildings on a Hill

c.1809–10

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 126 × 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08986
Turner Bequest CXXVII 16

Catalogue entry

As set out in the Introduction, this sketchbook contains identified views of Cumbria and Sussex, although the present sketch, lacking prominent landmarks, cannot presently be associated with certainty with either county.
Technical notes:
This page is a face of one of the loose bifolio sheets which form the majority of the so-called Sandycombe and Yorkshire sketchbook, along with a few single leaves. The sheets were not bound, but folded inside each other in a sequence which is not entirely recoverable (see the sketchbook’s Introduction for a suggested order). When unfolded, this page is continuous with the verso of D08985 (CXXVII 15); the measurements given above are for the present work alone.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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