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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains in the Lake District 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Verso:
Mountains in the Lake District 1831
D25576
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 27a
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch or sketches drawn with the book inverted across folios 27 verso–28 (D25577) show a lake surrounded by mountains. The view may be of Derwentwater, though there are several places this could be in the Lake District, such as Buttermere Lake looking towards Skiddaw (present page) or perhaps Ullswater. The foreground detail may be confused with other sketches, especially on folio 28.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Mountains in the Lake District 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-mountains-in-the-lake-district-r1133936, accessed 06 June 2020.