Joseph Mallord William Turner

Valle Crucis Abbey

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 226 x 295 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06843
Turner Bequest CIII 14

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s tentative suggestion of Valle Crucis for both this and folio 23 (D06842; Turner Bequest CIII 13) is correct and establishes that Turner took the sketchbook with him on his tour into North Wales and the Dee Valley in 1808 (see Introduction).
Turner had already visited Valle Crucis during a Welsh tour in 1794, and made a finished watercolour of the subject (Tate D00703; Turner Bequest XXVIII R).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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