Joseph Mallord William Turner

Derwentwater, with the Falls of Lodore

1797–8

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 493 x 632 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01102
Turner Bequest XXXVI H

Display caption

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.

 

Gallery label, September 2004

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