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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Hillside 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Recto:
A Hillside 1798
Turner Bequest XL 77
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 95 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘77’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘XL – 77’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like the pencil lines on folio 78 verso opposite (D01591; Turner Bequest 76a), these may represent hills inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation; the subjects may be associated, but there is no clear connection between the two.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Hillside 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-hillside-r1173831, accessed 07 December 2021.