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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Crummock Water, Looking South-East towards Buttermere 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
Crummock Water, Looking South-East towards Buttermere 1797
D01031
Turner Bequest XXXV 29
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Cromek Water’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 29’ bottom left, descending vertically
Turner scholar David Hill identifies the principal features of this view, drawn with the page turned horizontally, from the north end of Crummock Water as Rannerdale Knotts, on the left, and Red Pike on the right. Compare the view towards Buttermere from Rannerdale Knotts on folio 40 recto (D01086: Turner Bequest XXXV 84). Both drawings were made at the extreme point of Turner’s excursion from Keswick to Buttermere, recorded in drawings made on folios 39 recto, 41 recto and 43 recto (D01029, D01030, D01045; Turner Bequest XXXV 27, 28, 30).
Technical notes:
There are spots of grey colour along the left edge.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.29’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Crummock Water, Looking South-East towards Buttermere 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-crummock-water-looking-south-east-towards-buttermere-r1150206, accessed 18 May 2022.