Joseph Mallord William Turner

Patterdale, with Ullswater in the Distance

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 × 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01047
Turner Bequest XXXV 45

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the view is taken from above Side Cottages, looking across to Side Farm and the lake.
The present author, supported by Turner scholar David Hill,1 proposed that another view at Patterdale, showing the Old Hall seen from below Side Farm, now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge,2 is a leaf that belongs to this part of the sketchbook.
1
See Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.325 under no.228, and Hill 1996, p.194.
2
Wilton 1979, p.325 no.228, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.45’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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