Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Man Fly Fishing, with Distant Bridge and Mountains

1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06860
Turner Bequest CIV 3

Catalogue entry

The fisherman does not seem particularly ‘grotesque’. See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s travels in North Wales and Cheshire in 1808, and his fondness for fishing. For sketches of fishing in the River Dee at Corwen see folio 29 verso (D06893; Turner Bequest CIV 28a).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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