Joseph Mallord William Turner River, with Mountains c.1820–30

Artwork details

Artist
Title
River, with Mountains
Date c.1820–30
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 168 x 244 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25400
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 277
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Technique and condition

Double-sided watercolour sketch on an off-white, medium weight, rag, wove paper in good condition. The watercolour washes in black, yellow and blue have been applied in loose, fluid brush strokes.

Both scenes appear to depict water with a landmass in the distance under a blue-black sky.

Katharine Lockett
August 2003

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