Joseph Mallord William Turner

View across the Solway Firth

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03265
Turner Bequest LVI 179 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 182 recto opposite (D03266; Turner Bequest LVI 180). Other views of Solway Moss occur in the Smaller Fonthill sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XLVIII, now largely dispersed); see the ‘Architectural and Other Subjects c.1797–1807’ section of this catalogue, where they are listed in the Smaller Fonthill book’s Introduction: no.49 (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford);1 and no.50 (Fogg Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; 1907.16).
For other drawings featuring Solway Moss see folios 178 verso–179 recto and 183 verso–184 recto (D03259–D03260, D03269–D03270; Turner Bequest LVI 176a–177, 181a–182).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Luke Herrmann, Ruskin and Turner: A Study of Ruskin as a Collector of Turner, Based on his Gifts to the University of Oxford; Incorporating a Catalogue Raisonné of the Turner Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, London 1968, p.90 no.67, pl.XLII f; see also Finberg 1909, I, p.123.

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