Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River Valley with Mountains Beyond

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01356
Turner Bequest XXXIX 1

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally; its inscription may refer, as Finberg suggested, to Penegoes, near Machynlleth,1 Powys (Montgomery), although the hills depicted are too high. A more likely place is Penegroes on the road from Criccieth to Caernarvon, in the valley of the Nantlle. The ‘X’ is inscribed above a sizeable building or ruin on a ridge of the mountain.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.90.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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