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
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

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.