Joseph Mallord William Turner

?View towards Snowdon from above Llyn Dinas

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, pastel and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 378 x 551 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03422
Turner Bequest LVIII 43

Catalogue entry

Hitherto regarded as one of the ‘Scottish Pencils’ of 1801 (Tate; Turner Bequest LVIII), this sheet differs from those in dimensions, style and technique; it is worked in black chalk and stump with a little grey wash and white gouache. The drawing appears to be earlier, and may well represent the subject recorded in the 1798 North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01372; Turner Bequest XXXIX 17). The subject was worked up in colour, though not taken to a finished state, on a larger sheet (Tate D01115; Turner Bequest XXXVI U).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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