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 135 Verso:
?The Tamar Valley 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 135a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg confidently described view of rolling hills as ‘River Tamar, near Wier [sic] Head’,1 south of Gunnislake; see also the recto (D09645). It is difficult to make out a river as such, and the only specific topographical clue appears to be a building in the middle distance towards the right. This book contains numerous sketches along the meandering Tamar among hills several miles up- and down-river of Weir Head, but the present scene, which may well be in the vicinity, remains to be positively identified. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

Finberg 1909, I, p.376.

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-r1147195, accessed 23 July 2019.