Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Vale of Llangollen with a Distant View of Dinas Brân

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01314
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 60

Catalogue entry

Turner drew the ancient castle on its conical hill at intervals during his journey down the Dee valley, beginning at Valle Crucis; this is the last of the sequence, taken as he travelled east towards Welshpool and the English border. For a note on the drawings of Dinas Brân in this book see under folio 87 recto (D01309; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 55).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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