Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Mountains round Beddgelert Seen across Traeth Bach, through a Screen of Trees

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01372
Turner Bequest XXXIX 17

Catalogue entry

The present identification of the subject, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is conjectural; the landscape painter John Doyle has suggested that the view shows Moel Hebog and the hills around Beddgelert from Llyn Dinas.1 A colour study based on this drawing is Tate D01115 (Turner Bequest XXXVI U).
1
Personal communication.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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