Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Tamar Valley, with Distant Buildings

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09618
Turner Bequest CXXXII 121

Catalogue entry

Turner noted the course of the River Tamar at the bottom right, but otherwise this scene is yet to be identified. There appear to be buildings beyond the trees to the right, and a characteristic ‘X’ marks a windmill on the skyline towards the left. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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