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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Skylines, Possibly in the Thames Valley, with Figures c.1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Skylines, Possibly in the Thames Valley, with Figures c.1819
D13781
Turner Bequest CLXIX 19
Pencil on white wove paper, 87 x 119 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...] light in shadow’ towards centre right, and ‘[?orange Light]’ towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘19’ bottom right (faint and smudged)
Stamped in black ‘CLXIX – 19’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The two upper studies of distant horizons continue to the left across folio 18 verso opposite (D13780). A third, similar study occupies the lower third of the present page alone. There are studies of figures at the corresponding point on the opposite page; see the entry for the latter for the possible Thames Valley topography of the sketches.
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Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Skylines, Possibly in the Thames Valley, with Figures c.1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, 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-skylines-possibly-in-the-thames-valley-with-figures-r1147504, accessed 25 August 2019.