Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Mountains

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 × 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25698
Turner Bequest CCLXV 31 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn across the page are slight sketches of the outlines of distant hills but there is not enough topographical information to identify them. However, if the sketch opposite on folio 32 (D25699) depicts Hailes Castle near Haddington, East Lothian, it is possible that these are the hills to the south of the castle, including Traprain Law, the site of an ancient hill fort.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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