J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Coach Party Halting near Pont-y-Glyn, near Ty-Nant 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
A Coach Party Halting near Pont-y-Glyn, near Ty-Nant 1808
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Turner Bequest CIV 14
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CIV 14’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s trip into North Wales from Tabley in 1808, see Introduction to the sketchbook. The drawing is sandwiched between views of the road between Corwen and Ty-Nant near Glyn Diffwys and here a coach and party of travellers have stopped near Pont-y-Glyn. The size of the vehicle and its halt at this beauty spot suggests a private party, which would reinforce the suggestion made in the Introduction to the sketchbook that Turner was accompanying a patron, perhaps Sir Richard Colt Hoare or Sir John Leicester between their respective homes at near Bala and at Tabley.
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David Blayney Brown
May 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Coach Party Halting near Pont-y-Glyn, near Ty-Nant 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-coach-party-halting-near-pont-y-glyn-near-ty-nant-r1133632, accessed 18 August 2019.