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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Torridge Valley from Great Torrington 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Recto:
The Torridge Valley from Great Torrington 1814
D09573
Turner Bequest CXXXII 86
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Light | Dark | [?Black trees] | mist rising m’ towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘86’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 86’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The valley of the River Torridge is seen to the south-east from the slopes of Great Torrington Common, looking towards the future site of the New Bridge near the Town Mills, the viewpoint for the sketches looking in this direction on folios 80 recto and 81 recto (D09566, D09567). For other views of the town on adjacent pages, see under D09566.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Torridge Valley from Great Torrington 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-torridge-valley-from-great-torrington-r1147120, accessed 28 May 2022.