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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The River Dee, near Llangollen 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 75 Verso:
?The River Dee, near Llangollen 1808
D06956
Turner Bequest CIV 74a
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Water Light’ top centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See Introduction for Turner’s travels in North Wales in 1808, and his fondness for fishing. Although the identification given is tentative, this sketch might depict the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee; see note to folio 73 verso (D06952; Turner Bequest CIV 72a) for another possible view of the valley.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?The River Dee, near Llangollen 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-near-llangollen-r1133712, accessed 01 March 2021.