Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Wooded Landscape with Houses in a Valley and on Hill

c.1820–40

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 152 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34835
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 352

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch of buildings along a valley was presumably made directly during an unidentified tour, and probably shows a British scene. Finberg placed the sheet somewhat arbitrarily in a large ‘Miscellaneous: black and white’ grouping dated between about 1830 and 1841;1 it has been placed in the present section and given the widest date range assigned to other works here pending further investigation, although it could well be rather earlier.
1
See Finberg 1909, II, p.1141.
Technical notes:
Adventitious black sooty deposits at the bottom left appear to have been partly brushed off.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘351 or 357?’ (sic) below centre.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

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