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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of Clouds with a Hillside and ?a River ?1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Study of Clouds with a Hillside and ?a River ?1798
D01726
Turner Bequest XLII 51
Pencil and gouache on buff laid paper, 125 x 174 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘51’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XLII – 51’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this subject, like that on folio 25 verso opposite (D01725; Turner Bequest XLII 50), is difficult to decipher. It may have been made high up on the ridge of the Malvern Hills; see folios 19 verso–20 recto (D01713–D01714; Turner Bequest XLII 38–39).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of Clouds with a Hillside and ?a River ?1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, 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-study-of-clouds-with-a-hillside-and-a-river-r1173922, accessed 04 August 2021.