Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Clouds above ?Snowdon 1799
Turner Bequest XLVI 84a
Pencil on white wove paper prepared with a very pale grey ground, 79 x 130 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.117 XLVI 84a (as ‘Sunset over mountains’ c.1799).
The mountain silhouette recorded here with the page turned horizontally seems to be that of Snowdon from the south or south-east.
How to cite
Andrew Wilton, ‘Clouds above ?Snowdon 1799 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-clouds-above-snowdon-r1179981, accessed 21 October 2019.