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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bonshaw Tower with the Solway and Mountains in the Distance 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 179 Verso:
Bonshaw Tower with the Solway and Mountains in the Distance 1801
D03261
Turner Bequest LVI 177a
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch is continued on folio 180 recto opposite (D03262; Turner Bequest LVI 178). For other drawings of the tower, see under folio 175 verso (D03253; Turner Bequest LVI 173a). Here the viewpoint is from north of the tower, looking south towards the Solway Firth and the Cumberland mountains.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bonshaw Tower with the Solway and Mountains in the Distance 1801 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 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bonshaw-tower-with-the-solway-and-mountains-in-the-distance-r1179457, accessed 23 September 2019.