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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Waterfall 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Waterfall 1798
Turner Bequest XXXIX 8
Pencil and gouache on white wove writing paper, 266 x 170 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Tigil’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIX 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Despite Turner’s inscription, the subject remains unidentified.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Waterfall 1798 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-waterfall-r1173590, accessed 12 June 2021.