Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River Winding between Crags, with Mountains in the Distance

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01370
Turner Bequest XXXIX 15

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is probably another view in the same valley as appears in the drawing on the preceding page, folio 14 recto (D01369). The jagged cliffs in the middle distance may be abandoned slate quarries, and Finberg proposed that the view is ‘Probably between Ffestiniog and Harlech’, though he later thought not.1 Ffestiniog was the centre of the slate quarrying industry.
1
A.J. Finberg, undated MS note to interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.90.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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