Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Scafell Pike

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 161 x 256 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05108
Turner Bequest LXXXII 31

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. For the context of the subject, see under folio 27 recto (D05104). A tentative identification as Scafell Pike, which Turner might have seen from the Honister Pass, south of Derwentwater, would argue for an implausibly indirect route for his journey south from Penrith to Windermere. It has been suggested that the drawing on folio 32 recto (D05109), shows Helvellyn from Patterdale, which would suggest a more easterly route along Ullswater and down to Ambleside; see folio 29 recto (D05106).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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