Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ullswater from Gowbarrow Park, Looking South

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 × 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01042
Turner Bequest XXXV 40

Catalogue entry

The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. The present author and Turner scholar David Hill1 suggest that this page and two succeeding ones, folios 56 recto and 57 recto (D01044, D01045; Turner Bequest XXXV 42, 43), were used in the evolution of the view of Ullswater that Turner painted for Walter Fawkes in about 1815 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester).2 See, however, the entry for D01044.
1
See Wilton 1979, p.363, and Hill 1980, p.57.
2
Wilton 1979, p.363 no.551, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.40’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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