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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Derwentwater: Walla Crag and Falcon Crag from Hawse End 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Recto:
Derwentwater: Walla Crag and Falcon Crag from Hawse End 1797
Turner Bequest XXXV 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘1796’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Do’ (i.e. ditto) bottom right, and ‘Perfe[c]t Reflec’ bottom centre
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 25’ bottom left, descending vertically
Hawse End is on the edge of Derwentwater, at the northern end of Brandlehow Park; see the immediately preceding page, folio 36 recto (D01026; Turner Bequest XXXV 24); this view, made with the page turned horizontally, looks across the lake to St Herbert’s Island, with Castlerigg Fell in the background. As Turner scholar David Hill observes, the brief note recording a ‘perfect reflection’ in the water suggests calm weather at the end of the day, though there is enough precise detail in this drawing to contradict his suggestion that by this stage of Turner’s day excursion to Borrowdale and back to Keswick the light had faded.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.25’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Derwentwater: Walla Crag and Falcon Crag from Hawse End 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-derwentwater-walla-crag-and-falcon-crag-from-hawse-end-r1150201, accessed 20 September 2021.