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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?St Anne's Hill, near Chertsey c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
?St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey c.1827
Turner Bequest CCXXV 5a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 222 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The slight profile of a skyline towards the top of the page may be that of St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey in Surrey, from the east across the Thames Valley, although the subject and viewpoint are unconfirmed. Compare the etching of about 1890 of the hill showing a similar profile from the Surrey Landscapes series by Percy Robertson (1869–1934). For likely views from the hill, see under folio 4 recto (D20563), and for Turner’s drawings of Charles James Fox’s villa there, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
August 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey c.1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-st-annes-hill-near-chertsey-r1172974, accessed 30 May 2024.