Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Waterfall among Rocks

c.1792

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 207 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00140
Turner Bequest XII K

Catalogue entry

See also Tate D00141 and D00142 (Turner Bequest XII L, M). Finberg suggested1 that the subject could be the Clydach Falls near Crickhowell, or alternatively a fall on the River Mynach. Because Turner went to the trouble of colouring part of the subject, it is possible that this is in some sense preparatory for the lost watercolour exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1792, Second Fall of the River Monach [i.e. Mynach], Devil’s Bridge, Cardiganshire;2 see Tate D00137 and D00138 (Turner Bequest XII H, I).
There is an ochre colour trial at the lower right.
1
MS note, Tate catalogue files.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.306 no.48.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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