Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Valley of the Glaslyn near Beddgelert, with Dinas Emrys

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 548 x 762 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03645
Turner Bequest LX a D

Catalogue entry

Finberg thought this a Lake District subject, calling it ‘Near Great Gable (?)’.1 He listed a second drawing with identical title, dimensions and watermark as Turner Bequest LX a E.2 That sheet has been missing for many years (although it was initially allocated Tate accession number D03646), and may have been lost in the Tate Gallery flood of 1928; it was presumably related to the present view.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.162.
2
Ibid.
Technical notes:
There are traces of a vertical centre fold, and a red paint smear at the bottom centre.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Revised by Matthew Imms
February 2015

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