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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Chertsey from St Anne's Hill c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
?Chertsey from St Anne’s Hill c.1827
Turner Bequest CCXXV 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 222 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXV – 6’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The significance of the tree and landscape forms in the slight sketch on the left is unclear. The isolated detail of a distant church tower beyond trees may be a view of St Peter’s, Chertsey in Surrey, looking east from St Anne’s Hill. For similar views on adjacent pages, see under folio 4 recto (D20563).
Technical notes:
As in most other cases in this sketchbook, John Ruskin’s customary red ink page number is not immediately apparent adjacent to the later stamp.

Matthew Imms
August 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Chertsey from St Anne’s Hill c.1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chertsey-from-st-annes-hill-r1172975, accessed 22 May 2024.