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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 370 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01080
Turner Bequest XXXV 78

Catalogue entry

Bound now with the drawing of Lodore Falls on folio 28 recto (D01087; Turner Bequest XXXV 85), and thought to be Lodore by both Finberg and the mountaineer and art historian Peter Bicknell,1 the subject has been identified by Turner scholar David Hill as showing Aira Force, at the south-western end of Ullswater, half a mile from the north shore of the lake; Hill suggests it would be better placed immediately after the Ullswater view on folio 55 recto (D01043; Turner Bequest XXXV 41).2
1
Oral communication.
2
See Hill 1996, pp.193, 194.
Technical notes:
The upper right and two lower corners have been torn away and repaired.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘720’; inscribed in another hand in pencil ‘78’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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