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 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25803
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 22

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 21 verso (D25802) is a panoramic view of Derwentwater from the east. Catbells fell to the west of the lake is at the centre of the sketch where the two pages meet, with Lords Island beneath at the left of the current page. The peak of Blencathra can be seen in the distance towards the right of the page.
There are further sketches of Derwentwater on folios 18 verso–22 (D25796–D25803).

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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