Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocks under a Cliff, with a Stream Falling into a Narrow Channel

1798

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Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 294 x 459 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01675
Turner Bequest XLI 42

Catalogue entry

This may be a detail of the rocks at Aberdulais; Turner had made drawings there in 1795 and produced a finished watercolour of the mill, with its backdrop of huge rocks, cliffs and waterfalls, in the following year or shortly after (National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, W.169a).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.489 no.169a, reproduced.
Technical notes:
Although the watercolour in this sheet is somewhat faded it is much less so than, for example, Tate D01669 and D01670 (Turner Bequest XLI 36, 37) in this sketchbook.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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