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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures on a Field with Woods and Hills Beyond, with Mountains Rising into Clouds Above 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Figures on a Field with Woods and Hills Beyond, with Mountains Rising into Clouds Above 1801
D03291
Turner Bequest LVII 8
Gouache with scraping–out on grey–buff ground, 149 x 118 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LVII – 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the general setting, see under folio 4 verso (D03284). This is perhaps a variant of the composition on folio 7 verso opposite (D03290), but possibly, as Finberg suggests, a continuation of it,1 although such an interpretation is contradicted by the upright format of a related ‘Scottish Pencil’ drawing (Tate D03430; Turner Bequest LVIII 51).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Revised by Matthew Imms
April 2015

1
See Finberg 1909, p.151.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Figures on a Field with Woods and Hills Beyond, with Mountains Rising into Clouds Above 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, revised by Matthew Imms, April 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-figures-on-a-field-with-woods-and-hills-beyond-with-r1179489, accessed 30 September 2020.