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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Farmhouse or Watermill, Probably near Okehampton 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 52 Recto:
A Farmhouse or Watermill, Probably near Okehampton 1814
D09535
Turner Bequest CXXXII 52
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘52’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 52’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg calls this building a ‘farmhouse’, although it is possible that a mill wheel is shown below the gable on the left. The same building is shown from further off on folio 53 recto (D09536). These sketches fall between identified views of Okehampton, and may have stood in the West Okement Valley south of the town. (A watermill surviving in Mill Road, south-east of the town centre, is a taller, more regular structure.) For other views of Okehampton, see under folio 43 recto (D09526). The building or buildings on folio 59 recto (D09542) appears similar, but this may be fortuitous.
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Farmhouse or Watermill, Probably near Okehampton 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-farmhouse-or-watermill-probably-near-okehampton-r1147081, accessed 09 December 2021.