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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hills, Possibly on Dartmoor 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Hills, Possibly on Dartmoor 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘21’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 21’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There appears to be smoke rising from the horizon. There are similar rather featureless landscapes on adjacent pages, and some are identifiable as Dartmoor (see under folio 8 recto; D09489), which is perhaps also the subject here.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Hills, Possibly on 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-hills-possibly-on-dartmoor-r1147047, accessed 20 September 2021.