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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Wooded Landscape with Buildings, Probably in Devon 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 74 Recto:
A Wooded Landscape with Buildings, Probably in Devon 1811
D08504
Turner Bequest CXXIII 71
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘a’ and ‘[?g]’ top centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘71’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 71’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is a gabled building in the centre beyond the tall trees, and what may be a barn or stacks to the right. Hills seem to be indicated on both sides. The drawing’s position in the sketchbook adjacent to identified Devon scenes suggests that also represents a view in the county. The trees on the verso (D08505) may have stood nearby.
Technical notes:
There is some ink offsetting from the inscription on folio 73 verso opposite (D08503; CXXIII 70a).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Wooded Landscape with Buildings, Probably in Devon 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-wooded-landscape-with-buildings-probably-in-devon-r1136981, accessed 22 May 2022.