This rapid but atmospheric wash study may have been made, as Finberg suggested, high on a mountain, but it is more likely to be a scene in the valley of the Glaslyn near Beddgelert, at the foot of Moel Hebog, with Snowdon in the distance. Compare the large watercolours of this spot that Turner made in 1799 (Tate D03651, D04178; Turner Bequest LX a J, LXX a), where the principal outlines of the hills are almost identical. The upright stones in the centre middle distance are probably the piers of a bridge across the river.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
- water: inland(11,673)