Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for the Composition of ‘Dolbadern Castle, North Wales’

c.1799–1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04119
Turner Bequest LXIX 104

Catalogue entry

Turner submitted his painting of Dolbadarn to the Royal Academy exhibition of 1800, and presented it as his Diploma work on his election as full Academician in that year (Royal Academy of Arts, London).1 For five other studies in coloured chalks for the composition in this book and the picture for which they are studies, see under folio 102 recto (D04118; Turner Bequest LXIX 103).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.9–10 no.12, pl.7 (colour).

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