Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Mountains and Sky, with Figures on a Cliff in the Foreground

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
D01326
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 72

Catalogue entry

This view may well have been drawn at the top of Cader Idris, looking north-west towards the Lleyn Peninsular and the western edge of Snowdonia. Finberg conjectured that this sheet originally came immediately before folio 51 (D01288; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 36).1
1
Finberg 1909, I, pp.85, 87.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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