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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View on Derwentwater 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Recto:
View on Derwentwater 1797
D01033
Turner Bequest XXXV 31
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘E & P’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Keswik’ [sic] bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 31’ bottom left, descending vertically
The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. The mountaineer and art historian Peter Bicknell1 considered that this is a view looking north-west across Derwentwater from the eastern shore. Turner scholar David Hill places the viewpoint further north, at the Keswick boat-landing. In either case the hills opposite are Causey Pike and Swinside.
1
Oral communication.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg in pencil ‘141.31’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View on Derwentwater 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-view-on-derwentwater-r1150208, accessed 26 September 2021.