Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Mountains, and the Inscription ‘Mr Turner’

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25753
Turner Bequest CCLXV 61 a

Catalogue entry

It is not certain why Turner wrote his own name across this page, nor what the inscription beneath says. Perhaps it was written for somebody to copy down. The signature is written over a sketch of a pointed hill with the outline of further hills drawn beneath.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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