Joseph Mallord William TurnerView on the Wye; a Boat Carrying Cattle in the Foreground 1795

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Artist
Title
View on the Wye; a Boat Carrying Cattle in the Foreground
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00615
Turner Bequest XXVI 61
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 59 Recto:
View on the Wye; a Boat Carrying Cattle in the Foreground 1795
D00615
Turner Bequest XXVI 61
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by A.J. Finberg in red ink ‘61’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 61’ bottom left, descending vertically
The location of this cattle ferry is probably near New Weir, where there are high sheer cliffs, as glimpsed at the extreme right of this drawing. See folio 57 recto (D00613; Turner Bequest D00613) for another view at New Weir.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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