Joseph Mallord William Turner

Penmaenmawr: View towards Conwy

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02131
Turner Bequest XLVI 91

Catalogue entry

This sketch records the view looking east from the summit of Penmaenmawr towards the Great Orme, which appears on the horizon in the centre of the composition. While he was on the summit of the headland, Turner made another quick sketch showing the view west, on folio 90 verso opposite (D02130). See also the entries for folios 55 recto and 57 verso–58 recto (D02079, D02084–D02085).
Verso:
Blank; washed with a grey ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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