Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Valley with a Winding River, and High Mountains Beyond

1798

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 × 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01360
Turner Bequest XXXIX 5

Catalogue entry

The distant range has a silhouette resembling that of Snowdon seen from the West, and this may be a view of that mountain from the Seiont Valley, drawn with the page turned horizontally; compare a watercolour drawing in the contemporary Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01352; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 98).
Verso:
Blank; a very slight pencil mark; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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