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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape with Cader Idris c.1798-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Verso:
Landscape with Cader Idris c.1798–9
Turner Bequest XLIII 48a
Watercolour and white chalk on blue laid paper prepared with a red-brown ground, 140 x 216 mm
Stamped in black ‘XLIII – 48a’ bottom right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this and the study of an almost identical subject on folio 50 verso (D01875; Turner Bequest XLIII 49a) are probably related to the two large watercolours of Cader Idris (both currently untraced);1 see also Tate D04187 (Turner Bequest LXX j). A drawing in the 1798 Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01352; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 98) seems to be of the same mountain.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.328 no.259, reproduced and pl.49 (colour detail), and no.260.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Landscape with Cader Idris c.1798–9 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-landscape-with-cader-idris-r1174073, accessed 24 November 2020.