Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Waterfall

?1792

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 224 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00138
Turner Bequest XII I

Catalogue entry

Finberg seems to have considered that this sheet is related to the lost watercolour Second Fall of the River Monach, Devil’s Bridge, Cardiganshire (currently untraced),1 shown at the Royal Academy in 1794 (333). The pencil-work has suffered, perhaps from flood damage, and the elaborate subject is no longer very legible. This was presumably drawn at or near the same spot as the rough sketch at Devil’s Bridge on the verso of this sheet (D40037). See also Tate D00137 and D00140 (Turner Bequest XII H, K).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.306 no.48.

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