Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Road between Rocks among Mountains

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02040
Turner Bequest XLVI 30

Catalogue entry

Turner made a group of drawings in similar media and showing similar subject matter in the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01920, D01987, D01990; Turner Bequest XLV 7a, 47, 50). Like them, this page may depict a scene in the Pass of Aberglaslyn, or it may perhaps show the peaks surrounding Nant Ffrancon from near Tryfan; compare the sequence of studies made in that area on folios 22 verso–23 recto (D02028–D02029) of the present book.
Verso:
Blank; washed with a pale buff ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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