Joseph Mallord William Turner

View across the Vale of Llangollen towards Dinas Brân, with Pontcysyllte

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01393
Turner Bequest XXXIX 38

Catalogue entry

Pontcysyllte spans the valley of the Dee east of Llangollen, carrying the Ellesmere Canal 38 metres (126 feet) above the valley floor. It was built by Thomas Telford, as was the Chirk aqueduct which Turner drew on folio 37 recto (D01391; Turner Bequest XXXIX 36). The ancient Welsh castle of Dinas Brân is visible in the centre distance. It appears again in the more general view of the Vale of Llangollen on folio 41 recto (D01394; Turner Bequest XXXIX 39).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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