Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from Dolbadarn towards the Pass of Llanberis

1798

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01387
Turner Bequest XXXIX 32

Catalogue entry

The viewpoint of this drawing, made with the page turned horizontally, seems to have been close to Dolbadarn Castle; it is possible that it was taken from the top of the ruined tower of the castle. It shows Llanberis Lake on the left, with the slopes of Glyder Fawr beyond. The mountain above it is Glydir Fawr, and the large mass at the right of the view Snowdon itself.
Dolbadarn Castle is shown in its surrounding landscape on folio 33 recto (D01388); see that entry for other drawings of Dolbadarn made on this tour.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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