Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mountains in the Lake District

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
D25576
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 27 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch or sketches drawn with the book inverted across folios 27 verso–28 (D25577) show a lake surrounded by mountains. The view may be of Derwentwater, though there are several places this could be in the Lake District, such as Buttermere Lake looking towards Skiddaw (present page) or perhaps Ullswater. The foreground detail may be confused with other sketches, especially on folio 28.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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