Joseph Mallord William Turner

Spa from the Hillside

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28092
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 26

Catalogue entry

In this swiftly rendered and undeveloped line drawing Turner depicts the town of Spa nestled within the surrounding hillside. The angular delineations of what appears to be a tower can be seen at the right of the composition.
For other views of Spa in this sketchbook see Tate D28078, D28082–D28083, D28086–D28089, D28091, D28107–D28116; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 19, 21–21a, 23–25a, 34a–39a.
Verso:
Blank

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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