Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Island in the Severn Estuary near Beachley

1798

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 282 x 458 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01651
Turner Bequest XLI 20

Catalogue entry

Turner had first noticed the little island in the Severn opposite the mouth of the Wye on his first crossing to Wales in 1791;1 he drew it in his Bristol and Malmesbury sketchbook (Tate D00080; Turner Bequest VI 7a). He made two further drawings of it in the Cyfarthfa book (D01652, D01661; Turner Bequest XLI 21, 28a).
1
See Andrew Wilton, Turner in Wales, exhibition catalogue, Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno 1984, p.5.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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