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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Valley among Wooded Hill, with ?a Tower in the Distance, Perhaps the Torridge Valley in North Devon 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto:
A Valley among Wooded Hill, with ?a Tower in the Distance, Perhaps the Torridge Valley in North Devon 1814
D09544
Turner Bequest CXXXII 60
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘60’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 60’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg tentatively suggested that the River Torridge is shown here;1 although there is no clear sign of a river as such, the sketch may show the Torridge Valley, which meanders through north Devon to Bideford; see under folio 79 recto (D09564).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.373.
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Valley among Wooded Hill, with ?a Tower in the Distance, Perhaps the Torridge Valley in North 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-valley-among-wooded-hill-with-a-tower-in-the-distance-r1147091, accessed 22 May 2022.