Joseph Mallord William Turner

Moel Eilio and Llyn Dwythwch

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02024
Turner Bequest XLVI 20

Catalogue entry

This rapid horizontal sketch was probably made from the same spot as that on folio 19 verso opposite (D02023). The artist has turned about forty degrees to his right, to take in the range of mountains west of Snowdon, dominated by Moel Eilio, the peak at the western extremity of the ridge. Llyn Dwythwch, the name of which he has noted in the drawing, is a small lake on the eastern flank of Moel Eilio. He made panoramas over two or more leaves on the following pages, folios 20 verso–21 recto, 22 recto, and 22 verso–23 recto (D02025–D02029).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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