Joseph Mallord William Turner

Snowdon and Yr Aran from Llyn Cwellyn

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01330
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 76

Catalogue entry

The inscription on the verso identifies this view, which was taken from the western shore of the lake, and includes the whole of Snowdon, with the conical peak of Yr Aran to the right. A similar view of Snowdon from Llyn Cwellyn is the subject of a rapid sketch in the North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01381; Turner Bequest XXXIX 26).
Verso:
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Snowden [sic] from Quathlynn’; smears of colour ?from folio 66 recto opposite (D01351; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 97); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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