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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study for the Composition of 'Dolbadern Castle, North Wales' c.1799-1800

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 112 Recto:
Study for the Composition of ‘Dolbadern Castle, North Wales’ c.1799–1800
D04129
Turner Bequest LXIX 113
Coloured chalks on blue laid paper, 210 x 135 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘113’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXIX-113’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner submitted his painting of Dolbadarn to the Royal Academy exhibition of 1800, and presented it as his Diploma work on his election as full Academician in that year (Royal Academy of Arts, London).1 For five other studies in coloured chalks for the composition in this book and the picture for which they are studies, see under folio 102 recto (D04118; Turner Bequest LXIX 103).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.9–10 no.12, pl.7 (colour).

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study for the Composition of ‘Dolbadern Castle, North Wales’ 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-study-for-the-composition-of-dolbadern-castle-north-wales-r1178008, accessed 14 May 2021.