Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Hills

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 160 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17990
Turner Bequest CCVI 42 a

Catalogue entry

There are three hilly skylines here, the last with trees in the foreground, but the absence of specific landmarks makes identification difficult. They may be in the Thames Valley area (see the identified views on folios 41verso–42 recto (D17988–D17989) and inside the back cover opposite (D40968) where there is a faint continuation of the lower view, or anywhere between London and Portsmouth in Hampshire, the subject of many studies in the first half of this sketchbook.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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