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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Harnham Mill, near Salisbury ?1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Harnham Mill, near Salisbury ?1795
Turner Bequest XXVII V
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 351 x 277 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘Q’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXVII V’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The identification of this subject has been confirmed by Ian Warrell. Turner presumably made the study when he was in Wiltshire in 1795 for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758–1838); see Tate D00675 (Turner Bequest XXVII N). Harnham Mill was a little later to be drawn on several occasions by John Constable (1776–1837).
Technical notes:
Partly finished in watercolour, the subject is surrounded by ruled pencil lines approximately 4–6 mm inside the edge of the sheet.
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Harnham Mill, near Salisbury ?1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-harnham-mill-near-salisbury-r1141197, accessed 18 September 2021.