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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Tamar Valley, with Distant Buildings 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 121 Recto:
The Tamar Valley, with Distant Buildings 1814
D09618
Turner Bequest CXXXII 121
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Tamar’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘121’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 121’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner noted the course of the River Tamar at the bottom right, but otherwise this scene is yet to be identified. There appear to be buildings beyond the trees to the right, and a characteristic ‘X’ marks a windmill on the skyline towards the left. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Tamar Valley, with Distant Buildings 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-with-distant-buildings-r1147167, accessed 20 April 2019.