Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hills above ?the River Tamar

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 × 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09625
Turner Bequest CXXXII 124 a

Catalogue entry

Given the character of the scenery in this slight sketch, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, it probably shows the meandering Tamar Valley, as seen on various adjacent pages. Finberg tentatively read the beginning of Turner’s inscription as ‘Park House’,1 while it is possible to interpret the last three words as ‘Horse and Hounds’, though this is very speculative, and neither reading has an immediately obvious local significance. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.375.

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