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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Hilly West Country Landscape 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 200 Recto:
A Hilly West Country Landscape 1811
D08724
Turner Bequest CXXIII 197
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘197’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 197’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There appear to be few specific elements to enable a specific identification of this scene of low West Country hills. There are trees on the right and possibly more on the horizon to the left, where there may also be buildings. A plume of smoke seems to be indicated at that point.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Hilly West Country Landscape 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-hilly-west-country-landscape-r1137202, accessed 24 February 2020.