Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake, with Mountains

after c.1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 242 x 302 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35944
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 101

Technique and condition

Watercolour sketch of mountains and lake. The support is an off-white, wove paper that is generally in good condition. There are some localised stains and ingrained surface dirt around the edges.

The scene depicts mountains that are bathed in red and orange (sunset or sunrise) reflected in the lake below. It has been painted with fluid brush strokes, with heavier applications in the mountains in the background, and more watery washes for the water in the foreground. The media is in good condition.

Katharine Lockett
June 2002

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