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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner General View of Moffat from the West, with Mountains beyond 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 171 Verso:
General View of Moffat from the West, with Mountains beyond 1801
D03245
Turner Bequest LVI 169a
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘mott | 97’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 172 recto opposite (D03246; Turner Bequest LVI 170); another view of Moffat is on folios 172 verso–173 recto (D03247–D03248; Turner Bequest LVI 170a–171).
Moffat is some thirty miles south-east of Hamilton (see folios 170 verso–171 recto; D03243–D03244; Turner Bequest LVI 168a–169), and there are no drawings recording Turner’s journey between the two, which must have taken him along the valley of the Clyde, past the Tinto Hills and through the ranges of Annandale and Eskdale. He was evidently now in a hurry to conclude his itinerary, though subsequent pages show him stopping to note some minor ruins on the road to Gretna Green.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘General View of Moffat from the West, with Mountains beyond 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, 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-general-view-of-moffat-from-the-west-with-mountains-beyond-r1179441, accessed 12 November 2019.