Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Waterfall within Mountains near the Simplon Pass

1819

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 121 x 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16916
Turner Bequest CXCIV 14

Catalogue entry

The details of the sketch on this page are extremely rough but the subject appears to be a waterfall, or possibly a glacier, amidst the mountains near the Simplon Pass. Like many sheets within this sketchbook the drawing has been executed in pencil over a dark grey watercolour wash.
For a general discussion of Turner’s expedition to the Simplon Pass see the introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
April 2011

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