Joseph Mallord William Turner

Derwentwater Panorama From the East

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25802
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 21 a

Catalogue entry

This panoramic view across two pages (continuing on folio 22; D25803) depicts Derwentwater in the Lake District, and was made from the eastern shore of the lake near Lords Island. The island is in the centre of the sketch with Catbells Fell beyond it. At the left on the present page is the southern end of the lake, framed at the left by the shoulder of Castlerigg Fell with Falcon Crag. At the right is the distant peak of Blencathra.
There are further sketches of Derwentwater on folios 18 verso–22 (D25796–D25803).

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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