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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View on the River Dee, with a Windmill 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
View on the River Dee, with a Windmill 1801
D05074
Turner Bequest LXXXII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 161 x 256 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Dee’ bottom right
Blind–stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXII – 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. The inscription indicates that this is a scene on the River Dee, presumably near its estuary, not far from Chester.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View on the River Dee, with a Windmill 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-on-the-river-dee-with-a-windmill-r1178641, accessed 29 November 2021.