Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of a Figure at the Entrance to Dow Cave, near Kettlewell

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41497

Catalogue entry

The inscriptions at the top left are presumably the bookseller’s prices in shillings and indicate a reduction from four to three, no doubt enhancing the book’s attraction for the artist. On the inside back cover (D40842) is the higher price of ‘4/6’.
Finberg did not remark the presence of pencil work at the right edge of the sheet, representing the left-hand continuation of a drawing of a figure at the entrance to Dow Cave on folio 1 opposite (D11442) as observed by the present writer.

David Hill
February 2009

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