Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Cyfarthfa Ironworks ?from the North-West

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 288 x 457 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01630
Turner Bequest XLI 2

Catalogue entry

To the right of this view of the Cyfarthfa works is the impressive elevated wooden aqueduct which fed the huge water-wheel, 14.6 metres (48 feet) in diameter, which had been in use since 1796. Behind this are the chimneys of the building housing the puddling furnaces and rolling mills.
Technical notes:
The sheet is faded from exposure.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘39’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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