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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hardraw Force 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Verso:
Hardraw Force 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 173 x 260 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Dark Wa’
Stamped in black ‘CXLVIII 15’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Hardraw Force see folio 29 verso (D11570; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 28a). This is a near view, but Turner also sketched the fall from a more distant viewpoint and in somewhat less detail across D11570 and folio 30 recto (D11548; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 15a). The present writer dates Turner’s sketches at Hardraw to Sunday 28 July 1816.

David Hill
May 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Hardraw Force 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-hardraw-force-r1143714, accessed 11 November 2019.