Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ulverston and Coniston Old Man from Conishead Park

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 173 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11578
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 32 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left part of a double-page spread continued to the right on folio 12 recto (D11579; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 33, now bound opposite), recording the view north from Conishead Park with Coniston Old Man in the distance to the left, the Fairfield group in the centre distance and the High Street group to the right. At the far right is the Folly near Conishead Priory. Turner sketched the Priory from different viewpoints in two sketches in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11174, D11173; Turner Bequest CXLV 86, 85a). The present writer has dated these sketches to Tuesday 6 August 1816.

David Hill
May 2009

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