Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Landscape Study, Perhaps for a Deluge Subject

c.1802–5

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 337 x 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02211
Turner Bequest XLVII 34

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this slight sketch may be connected with three drawings loosely related to Turner’s work on a large canvas, The Deluge, probably shown at his own gallery in 1805, and at the Royal Academy in 1813 (Tate N00493);1 see D02198, D02199 and D02210 (Turner Bequest XLVII 21, 22, 33).
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.43–4 no.55, pl.65 (colour).
Technical notes:
For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 33, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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