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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Wooded Landscape with Houses in a Valley and on Hill c.1820-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Wooded Landscape with Houses in a Valley and on Hill c.1820–40
D34835
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 352
Pencil on white wove paper, 152 x 180 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘352’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil ‘CCCXLIV’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCXLIV – 352’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch of buildings along a valley was presumably made directly during an unidentified tour, and probably shows a British scene. Finberg placed the sheet somewhat arbitrarily in a large ‘Miscellaneous: black and white’ grouping dated between about 1830 and 1841;1 it has been placed in the present section and given the widest date range assigned to other works here pending further investigation, although it could well be rather earlier.
1
See Finberg 1909, II, p.1141.
Technical notes:
Adventitious black sooty deposits at the bottom left appear to have been partly brushed off.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘351 or 357?’ (sic) below centre.

Matthew Imms
August 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Wooded Landscape with Houses in a Valley and on Hill c.1820–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-wooded-landscape-with-houses-in-a-valley-and-on-hill-r1184470, accessed 23 April 2024.