Joseph Mallord William Turner

Briton Ferry: A Fisherman’s Cottage and a Boat Pulled Up under a Low Cliff

1795–6

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 273 x 340 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00704
Turner Bequest XXVIII S

Catalogue entry

This is based on a drawing in the South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00567; Turner Bequest XXVI 15). It is probably the beginning of the drawing commissioned by Dr Matthews listed among the ‘Order’d Drawings’ near the front of the South Wales book (Tate D40557), together with Matthews’s commission of a view of Llandaff Cathedral (Tate D00686; Turner Bequest XXVIII A).
There are colour trials in the left margin.
Verso:
Blank; dirt-stained; watercolour trials and smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a modern hand in pencil ‘21’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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