Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Pass of Aberglaslyn

1799

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02015
Turner Bequest XLVI 15 a

Catalogue entry

This is a very slight and rapid sketch, made with the page turned horizontally, presumably from a moving vehicle or on horseback. For more developed wash drawings of Aberglaslyn see the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01920, D01987, D01990; Turner Bequest XLV 7a, 47, 50).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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