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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A River with Distant Hills, Probably in South Devon 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 144 Recto:
A River with Distant Hills, Probably in South Devon 1814
D09662
Turner Bequest CXXXII 144
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Part watermark ‘Iv
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘144’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 144’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is not presently identified, but is probably a south Devon river valley, given its context in the sketchbook. The rough sketch of a house at the top right may be a detail of the one at the centre of the main drawing.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A River with Distant Hills, Probably in South Devon 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-river-with-distant-hills-probably-in-south-devon-r1147211, accessed 04 March 2021.