Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Mill: ?Near Corwen or Llangollen

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
D06882
Turner Bequest CIV 20

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s trip to North Wales from Tabley in 1808, see Introduction to the sketchbook. Previous leaves have sketches of the road west of Corwen (see notes to folio 11, D06871; Turner Bequest CIV 10).
As noted in the Introduction, Turner’s excursion into Wales may have been made with or at the behest of Sir Richard Colt Hoare, who bought pictures of picturesque mills at Corwen and Llangollen, one based on his own on-the-spot sketch, by Turner’s friend Augustus Callcott in 1808. Turner had drawn mills around Llangollen on his Welsh tour in 1794. See also folios 22 and 27 (D06883, D06888; Turner Bequest CIV 21, 26).
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David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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