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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Man Fly Fishing, with Distant Bridge and Mountains 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
A Man Fly Fishing, with Distant Bridge and Mountains 1808
D06860
Turner Bequest CIV 3
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CIV 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The fisherman does not seem particularly ‘grotesque’. See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s travels in North Wales and Cheshire in 1808, and his fondness for fishing. For sketches of fishing in the River Dee at Corwen see folio 29 verso (D06893; Turner Bequest CIV 28a).
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David Blayney Brown
May 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Man Fly Fishing, with Distant Bridge and Mountains 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-man-fly-fishing-with-distant-bridge-and-mountains-r1133616, accessed 18 August 2019.