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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Heathland with a Wooded Valley and a Distant Church Tower, Possibly on or near Dartmoor 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
Heathland with a Wooded Valley and a Distant Church Tower, Possibly on or near Dartmoor 1814
D09492
Turner Bequest CXXXII 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Part watermark ‘Iv
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Heath’ bottom left, and ‘[?C...]’ top right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 11’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject’s undulating hills are possibly on the fringes of Dartmoor, as with the views on folios 8 recto and 10 recto (D09489, D09491) and identified subjects later in this sketchbook. For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under D09489.
There is a separate detail at the top right, showing a two-stage tower, apparently with castellations; this is presumably the same tower seen towards the horizon in the landscape. The somewhat illegible note on folio 10 verso opposite (D40822) may include the word ‘pinnacles’ in relation to the tower.
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Heathland with a Wooded Valley and a Distant Church Tower, Possibly on or near 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-heathland-with-a-wooded-valley-and-a-distant-church-tower-r1147035, accessed 26 July 2021.