Joseph Mallord William Turner

Marford Mill, Denbighshire

1794

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 x 142 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00339
Turner Bequest XXI L

Catalogue entry

This was used as the basis for the finished watercolour exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1795 (National Museum Wales, Cardiff).1 There is no connection with the drawing that gave its name to the Marford Mill sketchbook (Tate D00283, D00284; Turner Bequest XX 18a–19), which was misidentified by Finberg and in fact shows quite a different mill.
The verso is D40041.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Wilton 1979, p.313 no.125, reproduced.

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