Joseph Mallord William Turner

Harlech: The Town and Castle from the South, with the Estuary of Traeth Bach in the Distance

1798

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01295
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 42 a

Catalogue entry

Harlech Castle, North Wales, a finished watercolour for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales series (private collection),1 engraved in 1836 (Tate impressions: T04606, T06120), was based on this drawing. See the note on folio 60 recto (D01294; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 42).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.401 no.867.
Verso:
Inscribed by Turner in pen and brown ink ‘111 | Harlech Castle’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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