Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bala and Llyn Tegid; and Mountains

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 226 x 295 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06831
Turner Bequest CIII 2

Catalogue entry

This seems to be a view over the town of Bala towards Llyn Tegid, as independently observed by Eric Shanes.1 See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s likely visit to the holiday home of Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Fach-Ddeilliog, during his longer visit to Tabley in 1808. The house stood on the opposite, eastern side of the lake and this drawing would have been made during a trip round or across it to the town.
Above the main subject, there are slight sketches of two mountain peaks, the one on right described as Cader Idris.
1
In conversation with the author.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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