Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocks under a Wooded River Bank

1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 270 × 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03431
Turner Bequest LVIII 52

Catalogue entry

Finberg thought1 this the study on which the drawing known as A Lonely Dell, Wharfedale was based (Leeds Art Gallery).2 The two designs are very similar, though there is no exact correspondence. The subject may equally be compared with the studies that Turner made on the River Garry at Blair Atholl in his 1801 Scotch Lakes sketchbook (Tate D03141–D03148; Turner Bequest LVI 116a–120).
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.158.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.362 no.542, reproduced.
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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