Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Coach Party Halting near Pont-y-Glyn, near Ty-Nant

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06876
Turner Bequest CIV 14

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s trip into North Wales from Tabley in 1808, see Introduction to the sketchbook. The drawing is sandwiched between views of the road between Corwen and Ty-Nant near Glyn Diffwys and here a coach and party of travellers have stopped near Pont-y-Glyn. The size of the vehicle and its halt at this beauty spot suggests a private party, which would reinforce the suggestion made in the Introduction to the sketchbook that Turner was accompanying a patron, perhaps Sir Richard Colt Hoare or Sir John Leicester between their respective homes at near Bala and at Tabley.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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