Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Shore of Loch Fyne

c.1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 350 x 388 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03634
Turner Bequest LX C

Catalogue entry

For Loch Fyne, see under Tate D03633 (Turner Bequest LX B).
Technical notes:
Except at the edges, the sheet is severely faded from exposure. Finberg notes that it was ‘withdrawn from Loan Collection on account of blue fading in exposed parts’,1 but it unclear which of the touring selections from the Turner Bequest is meant; compare the fading to Tate D03632, D03633 and D03635–D03638 (Turner Bequest LX A, B, D, E, F, G), all of which have suffered for similar reasons.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.161.
Verso:
As recorded by Finberg,1 there is a faint ‘pencil drawing of mountains, &c.’, with trees and cottages beside water, although it has not been assigned a separate Tate ‘D’ accession number.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Revised by Matthew Imms
April 2015

1
See ibid., under Turner Bequest LX C.

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