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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Lydford Gorge 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
?Lydford Gorge 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 31
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘31’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 31’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is likely to be a view across the deep, wooded Lydford Gorge, south of the village of the same name. For other views around Lydford, see under folio 28 recto (D09510), where the upper end of the gorge is shown.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Lydford Gorge 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lydford-gorge-r1147057, accessed 30 November 2021.