Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for the Composition of ‘Dolbadern Castle, North Wales’

c.1799–1800

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 × 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04125
Turner Bequest LXIX 109

Catalogue entry

Turner submitted his painting of Dolbadarn to the Royal Academy exhibition of 1800, and presented it as his Diploma work on his election as full Academician in that year (Royal Academy of Arts, London).1 For five other studies in coloured chalks for the composition in this book and the picture for which they are studies, see under folio 102 recto (D04118; Turner Bequest LXIX 103).
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.9–10 no.12, pl.7 (colour).
Technical notes:
An offset from this drawing is on folio 112 verso (D40589), indicating that the pages were once bound consecutively.
Verso:
Blank; offset from folio 102 recto (D04118; Turner Bequest LXIX 103), indicating that the pages were once bound consecutively; inscribed in pencil ‘745’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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