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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Felin Bach, near Llangollen, with Dinas Brân Beyond 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Felin Bach, near Llangollen, with Dinas Brân Beyond 1794
D00336
Turner Bequest XXI I
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 215 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘XXI I’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Felin Bach was a mill; it has now been converted into a private dwelling. The ruins on the top of the hill in the background are those of the thirteenth-century Welsh castle, Dinas Brân, which overlooks Llangollen; see Tate D36582 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXVII 12). They figure in a watercolour of Valle Crucis Abbey executed by Turner shortly after this tour (Tate D00703; Turner Bequest XXVIII R); see also Tate D00335 (Turner Bequest XXI H 2).
Technical notes:
There are blots of blue colour towards the bottom right.
Verso:
Blank; blots of orange colour; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘139’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Felin Bach, near Llangollen, with Dinas Brân Beyond 1794 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-felin-bach-near-llangollen-with-dinas-bran-beyond-r1141062, accessed 23 July 2014.