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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Valley with a Town and Distant Mountains 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
A Valley with a Town and Distant Mountains 1808
D07137
Turner Bequest CVI 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Cloathes line’ lower left
Inscribed ?by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘303’ bottom right and ‘4’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CVI 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The location is unidentified. There is a town in the valley floor, a mill or similar building with a wheel in the foreground and a road winding up the side of the valley on the left. The sketch is continued on folio 3 verso (D07136) terminating in the outline of a building with a tower, not necessarily a church.
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David Blayney Brown
July 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Valley with a Town and Distant Mountains 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, 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-valley-with-a-town-and-distant-mountains-r1129563, accessed 17 October 2018.