after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Llanberis Lake, Wales


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 164 × 243 mm
Purchased 1988

Display caption

Dolbadern Castle is the building perched on the rocky outcrop in the lake. Turner made studies of the great round stone keep of this castle in sketchbooks
of 1798 and 1799. The watercolour design for this engraving was made in 1834.
By depicting the castle from a distance, Turner has opened out the landscape
to include the Llanberis Pass and the peak of Mount Snowdon in the top right corner. The powerful movement in the sky shows Turner portraying Welsh mountain scenery at its wildest.

Gallery label, September 2004

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Catalogue entry

[from] Picturesque Views in England and Wales pub.1827–38 [T04503-T04612; T05081-T05104; T05873; complete]

Twenty-four line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising twenty-four subjects out of a total of ninety-six (see also T04503-T04612 above); various papers and sizes; some annotated in pencil with initials of unidentified collector ‘FHB’
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery (earlier provenance given in individual entries where known)
Lit: As for T04503-T04612

For the publishing history of this series, see under T04503-T04612.

T05095 Llanberis Lake, Wales engr. J.T. Willmore, pub.1834

Line-engraving 164 × 243 (6 7/16 × 9 9/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 440 × 602 (17 5/16 × 23 11/16); plate-mark 254 × 317 (10 × 12 1/2)

Engraved inscriptions: ‘J T Willmore’ below image at centre; Turner studio blind stamp

Prov: As for T05083
Lit: Rawlinson I 1908, no.279, first published state

Published in part XVIII, no.3, as ‘Llandberis Lake, Wales’. Original watercolour: National Gallery of Scotland (Shanes 1979, no.64, repr. in col.; Wilton 1979, no.855).

Published in:
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996


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