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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Tamar Valley 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 134 Recto:
?The Tamar Valley 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 134
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Part watermark ‘Iv
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘134’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 134’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg confidently described this sketch as showing the ‘River Tamar’,1 but there are few no obvious landmarks to assist in identifying it. The view does seem characteristic of the Tamar Valley area, of which there are more readily identifiable views on adjacent pages; see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

Finberg 1909, I, p.375.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?The Tamar Valley 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-tamar-valley-r1147192, accessed 20 July 2019.