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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Dartmoor 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 132 Recto:
?Dartmoor 1814
D09639
Turner Bequest CXXXII 132
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by Turner ‘[?Woods]’ centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘132’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 132’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg confidently identified this as a Dartmoor view,1 perhaps on account of the more readily identifiable subjects in the area on nearby pages such as folio 134 verso (D09644). There seems to be a river valley between wooded hills, seen through a perfunctory screen of trees in the foreground, but the setting might well be on the fringes of Dartmoor; for other definite or likely views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.375.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Dartmoor 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dartmoor-r1147188, accessed 18 May 2022.