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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Waterfall, with a Stone Bridge above It 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
A Waterfall, with a Stone Bridge above It 1798
D01364
Turner Bequest XXXIX 9
Pencil and gouache on white wove writing paper, 266 x 170 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIX 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg thought the subject to be ‘Probably the Cynfael Falls, near Ffestiniog’,1 but later doubted this.2 The present author has previously given the subject tentatively as the Ogwen Falls, but this seems unlikely.3 See also the adjacent drawings of waterfalls on the rectos of folios 8, 10 and 11 (D01363, D01365, D01366).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.90.
2
A.J. Finberg, undated MS note to interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.90.
3
See Wilton 1984, p.53.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Waterfall, with a Stone Bridge above It 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-with-a-stone-bridge-above-it-r1173591, accessed 24 July 2019.