Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape, Probably Near Brough, Cumbria

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25598
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 38 a

Catalogue entry

Across two pages, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a landscape composed of just a few undulating lines representing distant hills. A building at the right of folio 39 (D25599) may be Brough Castle, as depicted several times already in this sketchbook (see folio 36; D25593). This is therefore a view from the road to the north of the Cumbrian town of Brough with the hills to the east and west of Kirkby Stephen.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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