Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Dee, near Llangollen

1808

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06956
Turner Bequest CIV 74 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See Introduction for Turner’s travels in North Wales in 1808, and his fondness for fishing. Although the identification given is tentative, this sketch might depict the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee; see note to folio 73 verso (D06952; Turner Bequest CIV 72a) for another possible view of the valley.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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