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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hills, Probably on Dartmoor 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Hills, Probably on Dartmoor 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 20’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The significance of the shaded features in the left foreground is unclear, but they may be rock outcrops. There are similar landscapes on adjacent pages, and later views in the book are identifiable as on Dartmoor, which may be the subject here; see under folio 8 recto (D09489).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Hills, Probably 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-probably-on-dartmoor-r1147046, accessed 27 July 2021.