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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Fall of Lodore 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
The Fall of Lodore 1797
Turner Bequest XXXV 85
Pencil with watercolour, 370 x 274 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right (within the wash)
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 85’ bottom right
Lodore was one of the most celebrated of the Lake District falls, and Turner included distant views of it in his finished watercolours of Derwentwater, the work he executed for Joseph Farington in 1801,1 the England and Wales subject2 and the vignette for Rogers’s Poems (Tate D27698; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 181);3 see comments on folio 25 recto and 29 recto (D01021, D01084; Turner Bequest XXXV 19, 82).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.331 no.282, reproduced.
Ibid., pp.401–2 no.871, reproduced.
Ibid., pp.440–1 no.1182, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘[?72]’ bottom right.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Fall of Lodore 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-fall-of-lodore-r1150192, accessed 17 October 2021.