Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of the Top of Aberdulais Fall, Vale of Neath

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00559
Turner Bequest XXVI 7

Catalogue entry

The identification is due to Elis Jenkins. In the itinerary written out for Turner at the beginning of this book the ‘Rocks & Water fall’ at Aberdulais were ‘well worth attention’ (D40554), and Turner made several notes of them in this book; see folios 9 recto–12 recto (D00561–D00564). He probably referred to them when painting his watercolour of Aberdulais Mill; see folio 6 recto (D00558).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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