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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Waterfall among Rocks 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Waterfall among Rocks 1794
Turner Bequest XXI J
Pencil on white wove paper, 277 x 215 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXI J’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was perhaps drawn in North Wales; see the entry for Tate D00338 (Turner Bequest XXI K). Finberg suggested that the fall shown here was near Nant Mill, not far from Caernarvon. There is no evidence that Turner travelled farther west than Valle Crucis on this tour.1
See Andrew Wilton, Turner in Wales, exhibition catalogue, Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno 1984, pp.34, 35.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Waterfall among Rocks 1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-waterfall-among-rocks-r1141066, accessed 27 September 2021.