Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape with a Large mountain (?Cader Idris)

c.1798–9

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01875
Turner Bequest XLIII 49 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is apparently a study for a finished watercolour of Cader Idris (currently untraced).1 This and folio 49 verso (D01873; Turner Bequest XLIII 48a) may be derived from a watercolour view in the 1798 Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01337; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 83).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.328 no.259, reproduced and pl.49 (colour detail).

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