Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Fall of Lodore

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 370 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01087
Turner Bequest XXXV 85

Catalogue entry

Lodore was one of the most celebrated of the Lake District falls, and Turner included distant views of it in his finished watercolours of Derwentwater, the work he executed for Joseph Farington in 1801,1 the England and Wales subject2 and the vignette for Rogers’s Poems (Tate D27698; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 181);3 see comments on folio 25 recto and 29 recto (D01021, D01084; Turner Bequest XXXV 19, 82).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.331 no.282, reproduced.
2
Ibid., pp.401–2 no.871, reproduced.
3
Ibid., pp.440–1 no.1182, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘[?72]’ bottom right.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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