Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River with a Ruined Castle among Trees and a Mountain Beyond

?1797

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 242 x 286 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00851
Turner Bequest XXXI I

Catalogue entry

The subject is apparently imaginary, though derived perhaps from Turner’s experience of travelling along the Tywi Valley in South Wales in 1795.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in brush and grey colour ‘66’; the sheet folded vertically down centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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