Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Rydal Water, Looking West

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01036
Turner Bequest XXXV 34

Catalogue entry

Having recorded the view towards Rydal from the western banks of Grasmere Lake, Turner went on to the southern end of the lake and made this drawing with the page turned horizontally, taking in the whole of Rydal Water, with Heron Pike and Loughrigg Fell again flanking the vista. Another view of Rydal Water is on folio 65 recto (D01052; Turner Bequest XXXV 50), perhaps bound out of sequence, though possibly the product of a second visit to the place.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by John Ruskin in brown ink ‘104’ (circled); ?in a later hand in blue crayon ‘16’; and by A.J. Finberg ‘141.34’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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