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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buttermere, with Honister Pass and Fleetwith Pike 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Buttermere, with Honister Pass and Fleetwith Pike 1797
D01029
Turner Bequest XXXV 27
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘E & P’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Buttermere’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 27’ bottom left, descending vertically
The view, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is taken from the western end of Buttermere, looking south-east down the lake. Other studies made at Buttermere are on folios 40 recto and 41 recto (D01086, D01030; Turner Bequest XXXV 84, 28); see also folio 42 recto (D01031; Turner Bequest XXXV 29). Jerrold Ziff implies1 that the drawing Turner made on folio 40 (D01086) is a coloured version of this subject, but the two show different views.
1
Ziff 1982, p.3.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.27’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Buttermere, with Honister Pass and Fleetwith Pike 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buttermere-with-honister-pass-and-fleetwith-pike-r1150203, accessed 23 November 2020.