Turner used this sketchbook on a tour to North Wales in 1798. It includes several drawings of waterfalls. Their vertical format and compressed compositions create a sense of drama.
It was around 1798 that Turner began to develop a more spectacular and ‘Sublime’ interpretation of the national landscape. This approach shows Turner’s growing intellectual and social ambitions, which could hardly be sustained by the more modest, careful records of ancient buildings he had previously produced.
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