Joseph Mallord William Turner

Harlech: The Castle from the South-West

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 × 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01329
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 75

Catalogue entry

This is one of a sequence of views at Harlech; see under folio 58 recto (D01292; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 40).
Finberg conjectured that this leaf was originally ‘probably p.40a’, that is, falling between folios 58 and 59 (D01292; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 40, 41). See the entry for folio 60 recto (D01294; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 42).
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged exposure as part of the First Loan Collection from the Bequest.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Kiereth]’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram. It has not been possible to interpret the inscription.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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