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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Sketches of Distant Mountains 1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Two Sketches of Distant Mountains 1820
D16641
Turner Bequest CXCII 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 128 mm
Numbered ‘344’ as part of the Turner Schedule in 1854 and endorsed by the Executors of the Turner Bequest, inscribed in black ink ‘No 344 Contains | 57 leaves in Pencil | on both sides | C. Turner’ and initialed in pencil by Charles Lock Eastlake ‘C.L.E.’ and John Prescott Knight, ‘JPK’, right-hand side, parallel with right-hand edge
Inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil ‘CXCII’ bottom right, descending right-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCII 1’ bottom left, descending left-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches of distant mountain ranges. The drawings are very rough and slight and the precise locations have not been conclusively identified. However, they are likely to depict the Alps.
The page has also been numbered ‘344’ as part of the Turner Schedule in 1854 and endorsed by the executors of the Turner Bequest, Charles Turner, Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Two Sketches of Distant Mountains 1820 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-two-sketches-of-distant-mountains-r1142540, accessed 26 May 2024.