Joseph Mallord William Turner
?View towards Snowdon from above Llyn Dinas 1798

Artwork details

?View towards Snowdon from above Llyn Dinas
Date 1798
Medium Chalk, pastel and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 378 x 551 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest LVIII 43
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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).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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