Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buttermere, with Honister Pass and Fleetwith Pike

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01029
Turner Bequest XXXV 27

Catalogue entry

The view, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is taken from the western end of Buttermere, looking south-east down the lake. Other studies made at Buttermere are on folios 40 recto and 41 recto (D01086, D01030; Turner Bequest XXXV 84, 28); see also folio 42 recto (D01031; Turner Bequest XXXV 29). Jerrold Ziff implies1 that the drawing Turner made on folio 40 (D01086) is a coloured version of this subject, but the two show different views.
1
Ziff 1982, p.3.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.27’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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