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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Range of Hills with a Distant Tower, Possibly on Dartmoor 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
A Range of Hills with a Distant Tower, Possibly on Dartmoor 1814
D09496
Turner Bequest CXXXII 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From the terrain this is likely to be a Dartmoor subject, although the small feature on the skyline, probably a tower, is not distinct enough to aid in its identification. The sketch on folio 15 recto (D09497) is of similar terrain. For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Range of Hills with a Distant Tower, Possibly on Dartmoor 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, 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-range-of-hills-with-a-distant-tower-possibly-on-dartmoor-r1147039, accessed 25 July 2021.