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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Low Hill or Woods beside a Lake or River c.1828-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Low Hill or Woods beside a Lake or River c.1828–40
D25191
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 69
Watercolour on white wove paper, 307 x 489 mm
Watermark ‘C Ansell | 1828’
Inscribed in red ink ‘69’ bottom right (now faint)
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIII – 69’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg thought this a coastal view,1 but the stillness of the wide expanse of water perhaps suggests a wide river or lake. For similar scenes within the present section, see Tate D25182, D25230, D25233, D25300, D25303, D25363, D25495, D25498 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 60, 108, 111, 178, 181, 241, 372, 375a).
1
See Finberg 1909, II, p.819.
Verso:
Blank; laid down.

Matthew Imms
December 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Low Hill or Woods beside a Lake or River c.1828–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-low-hill-or-woods-beside-a-lake-or-river-r1183209, accessed 21 May 2024.