Joseph Mallord William Turner

Usk, Monmouthshire, Seen from across the River

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 283 x 457 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01668
Turner Bequest XLI 35

Catalogue entry

This is a nearer view of the town than that on D01665 (Turner Bequest XLI 32) in this sketchbook. Turner may have used both drawings for reference when he made a further watercolour of Usk (Tate D01906; Turner Bequest XLIV d).
Technical notes:
The sheet is faded from exposure. Finberg noted that it had been withdrawn from the Loan Collection by 1909 on account of the indigo pigment fading in particular.1

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.99.

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