Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ullswater Seen through Trees, from Gowbarrow

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01045
Turner Bequest XXXV 43

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this and two preceding studies were probably used by Turner when he came to make the finished watercolour of Ullswater from Gowbarrow for Walter Fawkes, now in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.1 See folio 54 recto (D01042; Turner Bequest XXXV 40) and, for another view of the lake through trees, folio 52 recto (Tate D01040; Turner Bequest XXXV 38).
1
Wilton 1979, p.363 no.551, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg ‘141.43’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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