J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A River with a Ruined Castle among Trees and a Mountain Beyond ?1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A River with a Ruined Castle among Trees and a Mountain Beyond ?1797
D00851
Turner Bequest XXXI I
Pencil and grey and blue-grey wash on white wove paper, 242 x 286 mm
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXI I’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is apparently imaginary, though derived perhaps from Turner’s experience of travelling along the Tywi Valley in South Wales in 1795.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in brush and grey colour ‘66’; the sheet folded vertically down centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A River with a Ruined Castle among Trees and a Mountain Beyond ?1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-river-with-a-ruined-castle-among-trees-and-a-mountain-r1140069, accessed 29 December 2014.