Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Windmill and Distant Hills, ?near Pont-de-l’Arche and Igoville

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23863
Turner Bequest CCLIII 83 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains two rough sketches of views over hilly landscapes. One sketch is drawn horizontally and the other vertically, at a right angle to the first. The horizontal view includes a windmill at far left. Finberg noted this page as ‘Windmill and distant hills’,1 but the location has been suggested as the Pont-de-l’Arche and Igoville area.2 (For information on the two towns see under folio 81 recto; D23858.)
Turner has added the numerals ‘1’ and below this ‘2’ at the top of the horizontal sketch, just left of centre, but their significance is unclear. The vertical sketch appears to continue onto folio 84 recto opposite (D23864) where is seems to have been marked by Turner as ‘Harfleur’.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.4.
Technical notes:
There is a thumbprint at the left edge of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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