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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant Mountains with a Rainbow 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Recto:
Distant Mountains with a Rainbow 1819
D16057
Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 75
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘275’ top left, ‘1282’ top left, inverted, and ‘245’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXVI 75’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The details of this landscape sketch are too rough to be identified although it appears to be a study of distant mountains with a rainbow.

Nicola Moorby
July 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Distant Mountains with a Rainbow 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, 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-distant-mountains-with-a-rainbow-r1137981, accessed 28 August 2014.