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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ruined Cottage among Trees, near High Cliffs 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Recto:
A Ruined Cottage among Trees, near High Cliffs 1794
D00231
Turner Bequest XIX 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘23’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XIX 23’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg thought this probably a view near Matlock, an opinion supported by the suggestion at the top right of the drawing of a rocky gorge, which may be Matlock Dale; see the itinerary copied on folio 4 recto (D00210), and folios 25 recto, 26 recto and 27 recto (Tate D00232–D00234; XIX 24, 25, 26).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Ruined Cottage among Trees, near High Cliffs 1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-ruined-cottage-among-trees-near-high-cliffs-r1140751, accessed 04 March 2021.