Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Waterfall, with a Wooden Bridge and a Cottage above It

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 266 x 170 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01456
Turner Bequest XXXIX 92

Catalogue entry

Finberg suggests that these are Cynfael Falls,1 but this is unlikely. Turner made drawings of waterfalls on the rectos of folios 8–11 (D01363–D01366); see also folios 47 recto and 50 verso (D01457, D41433; Turner Bequest XXXIX 93, 45v).
In 1909, at this point Finberg recorded ‘2 leaves torn out. Cf. pp. 92 and 93’;2 as he suggested, they have been replaced with the present leaf and D01457. A third was also bound in, as folio 48 (D01453; Turner Bequest XXXIX 89).
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.91.
2
Ibid.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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