Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe River Dee at Corwen; Man Fishing and Cattle Watering 1808

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Artist
Title
The River Dee at Corwen; Man Fishing and Cattle Watering
From Tabley No.2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CIV
Date 1808
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06914
Turner Bequest CIV 44 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Verso:
The River Dee at Corwen; Man Fishing and Cattle Watering 1808
D06914
Turner Bequest CIV 44a
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted.
See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s trip into North Wales from Tabley in 1808 and folio 29 verso (D06893; Turner Bequest CIV 28a) for a drawing related to the picture Trout Fishing in the Dee, Corwen Bridge and Cottage (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio)1 perhaps begun back at Tabley.
In this and another sketch on folios 46 verso–47 (D06916–D06917; Turner Bequest CIV 45a– 46) the viewpoint is from closer to the bridge and cattle are more prominent in the foreground than in 29 verso or in the picture.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.68 no.92 (pl.102).

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