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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner River in a Valley c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
River in a Valley c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 45
Pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 187 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 45’ bottom right
Inscribed in ink ‘45’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the foreground a river runs through a broad, flat plain. Two hills incline steeply to the left and the right and beyond them, shaping the horizon, a range of hills rises in the distance.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25017’ towards bottom left. Inscribed in pencil, but partially obscured by the pasted paper, ‘231 | [...]’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘River in a Valley c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-river-in-a-valley-r1202174, accessed 20 April 2024.