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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Nant Peris, looking towards Snowdon (?Nant Ffrancon from Llanllechyd) c.1799-1800

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Nant Peris, looking towards Snowdon (?Nant Ffrancon from Llanllechyd) c.1799–1800
D03642
Turner Bequest LX a A
Pencil and watercolour with stopping- and scraping-out on white wove paper, 551 x 768 mm
Stamped in black ‘LX (a) – A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This exceptionally complete and fully realised work, in the series of large colour studies that Turner painted on the spot in Snowdonia in 1799, nevertheless may not have been executed entirely sur le motif. A pencil outline sketch in the contemporary Dolbadarn sketchbook (Tate D02023; Turner Bequest XLVI 19a) records the subject almost exactly, suggesting that he may have finished it later, in his lodging, using both the sketch and a preliminary outline or lay-in as guides.
The sheet is inadvertently recorded twice in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory, being listed also as Turner Bequest XXXVI J;1 a corresponding Tate accession number (D01104) was assigned and subsequently cancelled.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.78, as c.1797.
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Nant Peris, looking towards Snowdon (?Nant Ffrancon from Llanllechyd) c.1799–1800 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-nant-peris-looking-towards-snowdon-nant-ffrancon-from-r1180054, accessed 15 September 2019.