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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Aberdulais Mill on the River Neath 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Aberdulais Mill on the River Neath 1795
Turner Bequest XXVI 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘6’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
A finished watercolour of this subject made for Mr Mitchell (see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’ near the front of this sketchbook, D40557) is now in the collection of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.1 Several other drawings in this book are studies either of parts of the mill or of the rocks nearby, which no doubt assisted him in the execution of the watercolour.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.489 no.169a, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Aberdulais Mill on the River Neath 1795 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-aberdulais-mill-on-the-river-neath-r1140885, accessed 24 August 2019.