Joseph Mallord William Turner

Crummock Water, Looking South-East towards Buttermere

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
D01031
Turner Bequest XXXV 29

Catalogue entry

Turner scholar David Hill identifies the principal features of this view, drawn with the page turned horizontally, from the north end of Crummock Water as Rannerdale Knotts, on the left, and Red Pike on the right. Compare the view towards Buttermere from Rannerdale Knotts on folio 40 recto (D01086: Turner Bequest XXXV 84). Both drawings were made at the extreme point of Turner’s excursion from Keswick to Buttermere, recorded in drawings made on folios 39 recto, 41 recto and 43 recto (D01029, D01030, D01045; Turner Bequest XXXV 27, 28, 30).
Technical notes:
There are spots of grey colour along the left edge.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.29’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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