Joseph Mallord William Turner

Felin Bach, near Llangollen, with Dinas Brân Beyond

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00336
Turner Bequest XXI I

Catalogue entry

Felin Bach was a mill; it has now been converted into a private dwelling. The ruins on the top of the hill in the background are those of the thirteenth-century Welsh castle, Dinas Brân, which overlooks Llangollen; see Tate D36582 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXVII 12). They figure in a watercolour of Valle Crucis Abbey executed by Turner shortly after this tour (Tate D00703; Turner Bequest XXVIII R); see also Tate D00335 (Turner Bequest XXI H 2).
Technical notes:
There are blots of blue colour towards the bottom right.
Verso:
Blank; blots of orange colour; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘139’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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