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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Llyn Dinas, near Beddgelert 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 73 Recto:
?Llyn Dinas, near Beddgelert 1798
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 44
Pencil on white wove paper, 229 x 332 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Bottle Colour’ towards bottom left in water, and ‘Sand’ below centre against distant shore
Blind-stamped lower right with Turner Bequest monogram
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘44’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXVIII 44’ bottom left, descending vertically
Finberg proposed that this is a view of Snowdon from Capel Curig, but this seems unlikely. The present tentative identification is due to the contemporary North Wales artist Jeremy Yates.1
Personal communication.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘?Llyn Dinas, near Beddgelert 1798 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-llyn-dinas-near-beddgelert-r1173213, accessed 16 September 2019.