Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gala Hill, Galashiels

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26210
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 59

Catalogue entry

Looking south across the Gala Water with the northern bank in the foreground, this sketch depicts Gala Hill to the south of the Scottish Border town of Galashiels. The sun above the hill indicates that it is midday or early afternoon. There is another sketch of the hill opposite in the sketchbook on folio 58 verso (D26209).
There is an oval brown stain in the top left corner of this page and a pale brown mark across the right of the page.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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