Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Waterfall among Rocks

1794

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 227 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00337
Turner Bequest XXI J

Catalogue entry

This was perhaps drawn in North Wales; see the entry for Tate D00338 (Turner Bequest XXI K). Finberg suggested that the fall shown here was near Nant Mill, not far from Caernarvon. There is no evidence that Turner travelled farther west than Valle Crucis on this tour.1
1
See Andrew Wilton, Turner in Wales, exhibition catalogue, Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno 1984, pp.34, 35.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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