Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Vale of Llangollen

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D06952
Turner Bequest CIV 72 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 is tentative, this sketch might depict the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee; views of Llangollen follow from folio 77 verso (D06960; Turner Bequest CIV 76a). As all these are drawn with the book inverted, Turner may have been working from the back of it at this point.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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