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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sketches Made Near Keswick 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Sketches Made Near Keswick 1831
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 187 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Waterfall’ top left, ‘Base’ top right, ‘Lodore’ bottom left running vertically, and ‘Skiddaw’ lower centre
Blindstamped with the Turner Bequest stamp upper centre
Inscribed in pencil in another hand ‘589’ bottom right inverted
Stamped in brown ink ‘CCLXVI’ bottom right inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The four sketches on this page were all made from around Keswick and Derwentwater in the Lake District. Three of the sketches were made with the sketchbook inverted. At the top is a view of a lake and hills labelled ‘Base’, which must be Lake Bassenthwaite from the south flanked by hills including Skiddaw at the left (see folio 24; D25807). Beneath this is a sketch inscribed ‘Skiddaw’ which shows the mountain from the south (see folio 20 verso; D25800). The sketch at the left inscribed ‘waterfall’, and the sketch beneath made with the book turned to the right and inscribed ‘Lordore’, both show the Lodore waterfall at the southern end of Derwentwater. The latter includes the River Derwent in the foreground.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Sketches Made Near Keswick 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-sketches-made-near-keswick-r1134128, accessed 22 June 2021.