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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Road Crossing a Broad River Valley, with Distant Mountains 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Road Crossing a Broad River Valley, with Distant Mountains 1801
D03403
Turner Bequest LVIII 24
Pencil and gouache on white wove paper prepared with a grey–buff wash, 340 x 486 mm
Stamped in black ‘LVIII – 24’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
It has been alternatively suggested that this is a view of the Tay valley, near the junction with the Tummel at Logierait. However, Turner noted the subject in his 1801 Tummel Bridge sketchbook (Tate D03286–D03287; Turner Bequest LVII 5a–6), and Finberg identified it in his entry for that sketch as ‘Loch Long, with mountains’.1 The position of the sketch early in that book tends to confirm this identification.
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.151.
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Road Crossing a Broad River Valley, with Distant Mountains 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-road-crossing-a-broad-river-valley-with-distant-mountains-r1179818, accessed 02 March 2021.