Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hilly Terrain, ?Guernsey or Normandy

?1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23544
Turner Bequest CCLII 13

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner worked a rapid drawing of hilly terrain towards the top of this page. The long lines that descend from right to left terminate in scratchy pencil passages, suggesting settlements nestled at the base of large hills. Such landscapes can be found on both the Channel Island coasts and on the Normandy banks of the Seine, both of which feature prominently in this sketchbook.
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John Chu
April 2014

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