Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cardrona Hill and the River Tweed; and Church and Other Buildings

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26119
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 13 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch across the top half of this page depicts a ridge of hills. These are similar in shape to those depicted on folio 13 (D26118), which have been identified as Cardrona Hill and Wallace’s Hill, as seen from across the River Tweed to the east near Innerleithen. Unlike folio 13, however, Cardrona Tower is not clearly visible in this rough sketch.
The churches and other buildings drawn across the bottom of this page have not been identified, but do not match buildings in Innerleithen or nearby.

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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