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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Long Mountain Seen beyond Fields 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Long Mountain Seen beyond Fields 1798
Turner Bequest XLIV P
Pencil on white wove paper, 131 x 79 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘XLIV – P’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Long Mountain, also known as ‘the Welsh Harp’, is a ridge of hills to the east of the Severn between Welshpool and Shrewsbury. Turner was to introduce it into the far distance of his England and Wales watercolour of Powis Castle, made in about 1834 (Manchester Art Gallery),1 and engraved in 1836 (Tate impressions: T05098, T06116).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.400 no.861, reproduced.
Technical notes:
There is a prominent smear of blue colour at the bottom right, and a yellow colour trial at the top right; the sheet, apparently torn from a larger leaf down the left-hand side, is stained and dirty.
Blue and grey colour smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Long Mountain Seen beyond Fields 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-long-mountain-seen-beyond-fields-r1174994, accessed 21 October 2021.