Joseph Mallord William Turner
Dolbadarn Castle: Colour Study 1798–9

Artwork details

Dolbadarn Castle: Colour Study
Date 1798–9
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 680 x 985 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest LXX O
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Turner produced many studies of Dolbadarn Castle and its surroundings both during and after his excursion of 1799. He had, however, first seen and drawn the subject during his Welsh tour of the previous year. This study was produced in the wake of the earlier visit, anticipating the scale and atmosphere of the later Welsh works.

November 1999