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 28 Recto:
Mountains in the Lake District 1831
D25577
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 28
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘28’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIV – 28’ top left inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 27 verso (D25577) with the sketchbook inverted is a sketch of a lake surrounded by mountains which are reflected in the water, perhaps Derwentwater, though other possibilities have also been raised. It is uncertain what Turner intended to signify by several ‘x’ shapes at the water’s edge.

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-r1133937, accessed 09 December 2019.