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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A West Country Town and Distant Hills Seen from a River with Boats 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 233 Verso:
A West Country Town and Distant Hills Seen from a River with Boats 1811
D08774
Turner Bequest CXXIII 230a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is little to indicate a specific setting apart from the tall spire at the centre. Turner’s somewhat random use of the pages of this book means that the drawing may have been made anywhere along the route of his 1811 tour.

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A West Country Town and Distant Hills Seen from a River with Boats 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, 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-west-country-town-and-distant-hills-seen-from-a-river-with-r1137253, accessed 15 October 2021.