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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View over a River and Fields to Distant Hills 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
View over a River and Fields to Distant Hills 1798
Turner Bequest XXXIX 35
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 170 x 266 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘35’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIX 35’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This may be a view in the valley of the Dee, drawn with the page turned horizontally, though the hills do not seem to be high enough to be those around Llangollen, through which Turner passed on his way from Denbigh (see folio 35 recto; D01389; Turner Bequest XXXIX 34) back into England. Drawings indisputably showing the Vale of Llangollen are on folios 40 recto and 41 recto (D01393, D01394; Turner Bequest XXXIX 38, 39).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View over a River and Fields to Distant Hills 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-over-a-river-and-fields-to-distant-hills-r1173619, accessed 03 December 2021.