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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Continuation of a View from 'Camp Hill' 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 66 Recto:
Continuation of a View from ‘Camp Hill’ 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 66
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘3’ bottom left inverted
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘66’ bottom left inverted and ‘340’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 66’ top left inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch on this page continues from folio 65 verso (D26383) which is inscribed ‘view from camp hill’ by Turner. It is possible that this is a view from the Campsie Hills near Bannockburn to the south of Stirling, but the landscape itself has not been identified. An alternative suggestion for this sketch and sketches on folio 66 verso–68 verso (D26385–D26389) is the landscape near Craignethan Castle in Lanarkshire.
At the bottom left of the page, drawn with the sketchbook inverted is a separate, but presumably related sketch, of a hill with a flat structure on top which may be the remains of a fort.

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Continuation of a View from ‘Camp Hill’ 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-continuation-of-a-view-from-camp-hill-r1136314, accessed 28 May 2022.