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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Bridge over the Ogwen, with Glyder Fach and Mynydd Perffedd 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 86 Recto:
The Bridge over the Ogwen, with Glyder Fach and Mynydd Perffedd 1799
D02124
Turner Bequest XLVI 86
Pencil on white wove paper, 79 x 130 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘86’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XLVI – 86’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this appears to be a note of the outline of mountains seen from the top of Nant Ffrancon, with the Glyder Fawr at the left and Mynydd Perfedd to the right. A separate outline sketch above indicates the continuation of the view to the left, including Carnedd Dafydd.
Verso:
Blank; washed with a very pale grey ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Bridge over the Ogwen, with Glyder Fach and Mynydd Perffedd 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-the-bridge-over-the-ogwen-with-glyder-fach-and-mynydd-r1179983, accessed 30 October 2020.