J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Distant Range of Mountains Seen from High above a Valley 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
A Distant Range of Mountains Seen from High above a Valley 1798
D01371
Turner Bequest XXXIX 16
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 170 x 266 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘16’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIX 16’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the distant mountain may be Snowdon, and this is very likely a scene in the Lledr Valley, looking west.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Distant Range of Mountains Seen from High above a Valley 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-distant-range-of-mountains-seen-from-high-above-a-valley-r1173598, accessed 25 October 2021.