Joseph Mallord William TurnerDistant Mountains with a Rainbow 1819

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Distant Mountains with a Rainbow
From Naples, Paestum and Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI
Date 1819
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16057
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 75
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Recto:
Distant Mountains with a Rainbow 1819
D16057
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 75
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘275’ top left, ‘1282’ top left, inverted, and ‘245’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVI 75’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The details of this landscape sketch are too rough to be identified although it appears to be a study of distant mountains with a rainbow.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

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