Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windermere: Boats and Buildings at Waterhead

1797

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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
D01055
Turner Bequest XXXV 53

Catalogue entry

The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. According to Turner scholar David Hill this, like folio 67 recto (D01054; Turner Bequest XXXV 52), is a view of Windermere from the shore at Waterhead, showing the same slate boats as in that drawing, but looking more directly north. Turner drew on both drawings for his view of Windermere for Walter Fawkes, executed in 1821 (Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal).1
1
Wilton 1979, p.363 no.555, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed y John Ruskin in brown ink ‘93’ (circled); ?in a later hand in blue crayon ‘18’; and by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.53’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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