Turner used this sketchbook on a tour to North Wales
in 1798. It includes several of waterfalls. Their vertical format and compressed compositions create
a sense of drama.
It was around 1798 that Turner began to develop a more spectacular and ‘’ interpretation of the national . This approach shows Turner’s growing intellectual and social ambitions, which could hardly be sustained by the more modest, careful records
of ancient buildings he had previously produced.
Gallery label, September 2004