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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Dee at Corwen; Man Fishing and Cattle Watering 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Verso:
The River Dee at Corwen; Man Fishing and Cattle Watering 1808
D06914
Turner Bequest CIV 44a
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted.
See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s trip into North Wales from Tabley in 1808 and folio 29 verso (D06893; Turner Bequest CIV 28a) for a drawing related to the picture Trout Fishing in the Dee, Corwen Bridge and Cottage (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio)1 perhaps begun back at Tabley.
In this and another sketch on folios 46 verso–47 (D06916–D06917; Turner Bequest CIV 45a– 46) the viewpoint is from closer to the bridge and cattle are more prominent in the foreground than in 29 verso or in the picture.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.68 no.92 (pl.102).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Dee at Corwen; Man Fishing and Cattle Watering 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, 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-the-river-dee-at-corwen-man-fishing-and-cattle-watering-r1133670, accessed 21 January 2021.