Joseph Mallord William Turner

Derwentwater: Walla Crag and Falcon Crag from Hawse End

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 × 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01027
Turner Bequest XXXV 25

Catalogue entry

Hawse End is on the edge of Derwentwater, at the northern end of Brandlehow Park; see the immediately preceding page, folio 36 recto (D01026; Turner Bequest XXXV 24); this view, made with the page turned horizontally, looks across the lake to St Herbert’s Island, with Castlerigg Fell in the background. As Turner scholar David Hill observes, the brief note recording a ‘perfect reflection’ in the water suggests calm weather at the end of the day, though there is enough precise detail in this drawing to contradict his suggestion that by this stage of Turner’s day excursion to Borrowdale and back to Keswick the light had faded.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.25’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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