Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fowey; Buildings in a Valley; a Wide River Valley

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08373
Turner Bequest CXXIII 6 a

Catalogue entry

Finberg counted three sketches, and the page is indeed divided into three, with the upper two quarters separated by vertical and horizontal lines. However, there may be two views of Fowey (or two parts of the same view) within the top-left quadrant, and in the main drawing below there appears to be a continuation in the sky to the right of the hills on that side of the valley. For other views in and around Fowey see under folio 5 verso (D08371).
The lower drawing is disrupted by the prominent word ‘Somersetshire’, qualifying the locations listed on the opposite page (folio 7 recto; D08374).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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