Joseph Mallord William Turner

A View over Mountains

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 345 × 488 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03433
Turner Bequest LVIII 54

Catalogue entry

In its tentative incompleteness this suggestion of the shifting visibility of the view from a mountain–top anticipates some of Turner’s late oil studies, such as the so–called ‘Val d’Aosta’, now known as Falls of Schaffhausen (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne).1
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.305 no.520, pl.524 (colour).
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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