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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Profile of Hills or Mountains c.1817-19

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
A Profile of Hills or Mountains c.1817–19
D13760
Turner Bequest CLXIX 5a
Pencil on white wove paper, 87 x 119 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch shows a jagged skyline, currently unidentified, and perhaps a deep gorge towards the right. There are similar drawings on the recto (D13759). As discussed in the sketchbook’s Introduction, it is possible that they relate to Turner’s 1817 tour along the River Rhine in Germany.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Profile of Hills or Mountains c.1817–19 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-profile-of-hills-or-mountains-r1147483, accessed 19 January 2020.