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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A River in a Wooded Valley, Probably the Dart near Totnes 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Verso:
A River in a Wooded Valley, Probably the Dart near Totnes 1814
D09725
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 47a
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Part watermark ‘ows | 2’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘wood’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Although there appear to be no prominent landmarks, the setting is similar to that of the wooded Dart valley approaching Totnes on folio 48 recto opposite (D09726), under which local views are noted, and the present sketch is likely to have been made nearby.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A River in a Wooded Valley, Probably the Dart near Totnes 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-river-in-a-wooded-valley-probably-the-dart-near-totnes-r1147276, accessed 18 October 2021.