Joseph Mallord William Turner Derwentwater, with the Falls of Lodore and Borrowdale from the Headland beyond Calfclose Bay c.1797–1801

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Title
Derwentwater, with the Falls of Lodore and Borrowdale from the Headland beyond Calfclose Bay
Date c.1797–1801
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 493 x 631 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01102
Turner Bequest XXXVI H
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This watercolour was worked up from
a partly-coloured pencil drawing in a sketchbook Turner used on a tour of the Lake District in 1797. This large leather bound book, known as the Tweed and
Lakes sketchbook, can be seen in a
nearby display case.

 

The name 'Joseph Farington' appears on back of this sketch. Farington was an artist whose views of the Lake District inspired Turner's work. In appreciation, Turner
asked Farington to choose a study from
the sketchbook so that he could paint a watercolour for him as a gift. Derwentwater was the subject Farington chose.

 

September 2004

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