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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Hilly West Country Landscape with Buildings 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 163 Verso:
A Hilly West Country Landscape with Buildings 1811
D08668
Turner Bequest CXXIII 160v
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Part watermark ‘th | 6’
This drawing is not recorded in Finberg’s Inventory of the Turner Bequest,1 and its subject is currently unidentified. There appear to be buildings on the steep central mound; there is a passing resemblance to Corfe Castle in Dorset, on its mound between two hills, as seen in several studies in the contemporary Corfe to Dartmouth sketchbook (for example Tate D08815; Turner Bequest CXXIV 8), but for the absence of that building’s prominent keep at the summit.
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Technical notes:
There is a faint blot near the centre of the top edge.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Hilly West Country Landscape with Buildings 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-with-buildings-r1137146, accessed 18 February 2020.