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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dow Cave, near Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Dow Cave, near Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale 1816
D11444
Turner Bequest CXLVII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Dove Cave’ bottom left
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘279’ bottom right and ‘2’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here, Turner records the tumbling falls of Caesker Gill to the left, with the entrance to Dow Cave (for which see folio 1 recto, D11442, in this sketchbook) above right.

David Hill
February 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Dow Cave, near Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dow-cave-near-kettlewell-upper-wharfedale-r1143578, accessed 24 November 2020.