Joseph Mallord William Turner

View over Mountains and Inlets of the Sea, with a Castle on a Ridge

1799

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02067
Turner Bequest XLVI 48 a

Catalogue entry

The subject of this slight sketch, made with the page turned horizontally, is difficult to identify. It may be a view from the side of Snowdon, like that on folio 53 recto (D02076). Alternatively, it is possibly a view from above the Sychnant Pass (see folios 57 verso–58 recto; D02084–D02085) towards Conwy, Llandudno and the Great Orme.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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