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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ullswater Seen through Trees, from Gowbarrow 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Recto:
Ullswater Seen through Trees, from Gowbarrow 1797
Turner Bequest XXXV 43
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘1796’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Do’ (i.e. ditto) towards bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 43’ bottom left, descending vertically
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this and two preceding studies were probably used by Turner when he came to make the finished watercolour of Ullswater from Gowbarrow for Walter Fawkes, now in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.1 See folio 54 recto (D01042; Turner Bequest XXXV 40) and, for another view of the lake through trees, folio 52 recto (Tate D01040; Turner Bequest XXXV 38).
Wilton 1979, p.363 no.551, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg ‘141.43’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ullswater Seen through Trees, from Gowbarrow 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-ullswater-seen-through-trees-from-gowbarrow-r1150221, accessed 16 January 2021.