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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Lyd Valley and Brent Tor near Lydford 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
?The Lyd Valley and Brent Tor near Lydford 1814
D09507
Turner Bequest CXXXII 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Part watermark ‘y Mill | 1812’
Inscribed by Turner ‘Lyd’ bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 25’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view on folio 24 recto (D09506) is also inscribed ‘Lyd’, and the present sketch may be a more detailed version from the same viewpoint or nearby, with the Brent Tor outcrop on the horizon. For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).
Technical notes:
There is a small hole towards the top right of the sheet.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?The Lyd Valley and Brent Tor near Lydford 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-the-lyd-valley-and-brent-tor-near-lydford-r1147051, accessed 26 July 2021.