Joseph Mallord William Turner

Aberystwyth, Looking North to Constitution Hill

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01531
Turner Bequest XL 40 a

Catalogue entry

Turner made five studies at Aberystwyth in this book: see also folios 24 verso–25 recto, 43 verso–44 recto, 58 verso–59 recto and 67 verso–68 recto (D01500–D01501, D01533–D01534, D01558–D01559, D01560–D01561; Turner Bequest XL 22a–23, 41a–42, 56a–57, 67a–68).
He probably made the present note, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, from the spot at which he drew the castle on D01560–D01561.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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