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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains near Moel Eilio 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Verso:
Mountains near Moel Eilio 1799
Turner Bequest XLVI 20a
Pencil on white wove paper, 79 x 130 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘2’ top centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this quick sketch, made with the page turned horizontally, Turner has apparently noted the view from near Llanberis looking south-west across Llyn Padarn towards Moel Eilio. It may have been made shortly after the two studies on folios 19 verso and 20 recto (D02023–D02924), after he had come down from the slopes of Elidir Fawr and made his way across the isthmus between Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn, on which the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle stand. He drew these on folio 21 recto opposite (D02026), where the numeral ‘1’ indicates that the two views are continuous.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Mountains near Moel Eilio 1799 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 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-mountains-near-moel-eilio-r1179884, accessed 22 May 2022.