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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Waterfall, with a Wooden Bridge and a Cottage above It 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
A Waterfall, with a Wooden Bridge and a Cottage above It 1798
D01456
Turner Bequest XXXIX 92
Pencil and watercolour on buff laid wrapping paper, 266 x 170 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIX 92’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg suggests that these are Cynfael Falls,1 but this is unlikely. Turner made drawings of waterfalls on the rectos of folios 8–11 (D01363–D01366); see also folios 47 recto and 50 verso (D01457, D41433; Turner Bequest XXXIX 93, 45v).
In 1909, at this point Finberg recorded ‘2 leaves torn out. Cf. pp. 92 and 93’;2 as he suggested, they have been replaced with the present leaf and D01457. A third was also bound in, as folio 48 (D01453; Turner Bequest XXXIX 89).
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.91.
2
Ibid.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Waterfall, with a Wooden Bridge and a Cottage 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-wooden-bridge-and-a-cottage-above-it-r1173631, accessed 23 November 2020.