Joseph Mallord William Turner

?St John’s-in-the-Vale, 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: 94 × 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25639
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 62

Catalogue entry

Finberg has described this rather rough sketch, drawn with the sketchbook turned to the left, as ‘a mountain pass’. While there are no other sketches of mountain passes in this sketchbook, there is a view of St Johns-in-the-Vale in Cumbria which bears some resemblance to the present drawing (folio 29 verso; D25580).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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