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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
D25552
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 15

Catalogue entry

This hastily sketched outline of a distant mountain was probably made from the window of a moving coach. The shape is reminiscent of Skiddaw in the Lake District, sketched elsewhere in this book (folio 44 verso; D25610), though there is not enough topographical information in the sketch to be very certain.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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