Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fingal’s Cave, Staffa

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26795
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 28

Catalogue entry

Continued at the top of the sketch from folio 27 verso (D26794) is one of a number of studies that Turner made of Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa (see folio 29; D26797 for further information and references). The sketch looks towards the entrance of the cave which Turner left blank. At the left of the sketch there is a ledge of broken basalt columns in the foreground.
For a full list of Turner’s sketches of the Isle of Staffa and Fingal’s Cave, see folio 40 (D26817).

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

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