Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dolbadarn Castle: Colour Study

?1799–1800

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 670 x 980 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04166
Turner Bequest LXX O

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Turner produced many studies of Dolbadarn Castle and its surroundings both during and after his excursion of 1799. He had, however, first seen and drawn the subject during his Welsh tour of the previous year. This study was produced in the wake of the earlier visit, anticipating the scale and atmosphere of the later Welsh works.

Gallery label, November 1999

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