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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Hilly Landscape, with Reapers in a Cornfield: ?Middleton Vale, Yorkshire c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Hilly Landscape, with Reapers in a Cornfield: ?Middleton Vale, Yorkshire c.1797
D00709
Turner Bequest XXIX D
Pencil and watercolour on white laid paper, 78 x 122 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XXIX D’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A small oil painting of this subject, probably dating from about 1797–8, was sold at Christie’s, London, 19 July 1985 (42).1 It bore the traditional title of ‘Middleton Vale, Yorkshire’, but there is no more specific evidence for the identification.
1
Not in Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984; see Andrew Wilton, ‘The Monro School Question: Some Answers’, Turner Studies, vol.4, no.2, Winter 1984, pp.12, 13 ill.8.
Technical notes:
Until recent conservation this and two other drawings (Tate D36625, D36626; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 1, 2) were similarly mounted on buff card. Only a fragment remains of the larger card in this case.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Hilly Landscape, with Reapers in a Cornfield: ?Middleton Vale, Yorkshire c.1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-hilly-landscape-with-reapers-in-a-cornfield-middleton-vale-r1174997, accessed 21 October 2021.