Joseph Mallord William Turner

Four Sketches of Hilly Landscape

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16623
Turner Bequest CXCI 81 a

Catalogue entry

The rough nature of these four sketches makes the subjects impossible to identify although they appear to depict hilly landscape, perhaps near Florence. It is likely that they were executed from a moving carriage.

Nicola Moorby
February 2011

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