Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Water of Milk, Near Lockerbie

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25613
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 46

Catalogue entry

Rather than a ‘road over mountains’ as Finberg described it,1 this sketch, as Turner’s inscription tells us, is of the ‘W[ater] of Milk’, a tributary of the River Annan. Turner passed along the river on his journey from Lockerbie to Langholm. This sketch shows either the river, or the road Turner took winding between hills. There seems to be the roof of a farm building at the right. There is another sketch of the Water of Milk on folio 42 verso (D25606).
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.849.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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