Joseph Mallord William Turner

Overshot Wheel on the Hill Above Tobermory

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: 116 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26828
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 45 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch on this page has been identified as showing a mill with an overshot wheel that once stood on the hill slopes to the north-west of Tobermory Bay.1 This view is from across the Tobermory River which can be seen at the bottom of the sketch, and at the right Tobermory Harbour can be made out by the masts of boats. For more information about Turner’s time in Tobermory and references to further sketches see folio 1 verso (D26749).

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner on Mull and Staffa’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folio 11].

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