Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lodore in Borrowdale, Cumbria

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25611
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 45

Catalogue entry

The sketch, made with the book inverted, shows a view of Lodore at the southern end of Derwentwater from a point near the boat landing.1 The waterfall itself is not obvious in the sketch, though the rocks over which it flows are recognisable. At the top right of the page is a slight continuation from folio 44 verso (D25610), which shows a view across Derwentwater towards Skiddaw from the same vantage point.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Identified by David Hill in an email to the author 30 March 2009, Tate catalogue files.

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