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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?View towards Snowdon from above Llyn Dinas 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?View towards Snowdon from above Llyn Dinas 1798
D03422
Turner Bequest LVIII 43
Chalk, wash and gouache on white wove paper, 378 x 551 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Hitherto regarded as one of the ‘Scottish Pencils’ of 1801 (Tate; Turner Bequest LVIII), this sheet differs from those in dimensions, style and technique; it is worked in black chalk and stump with a little grey wash and white gouache. The drawing appears to be earlier, and may well represent the subject recorded in the 1798 North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01372; Turner Bequest XXXIX 17). The subject was worked up in colour, though not taken to a finished state, on a larger sheet (Tate D01115; Turner Bequest XXXVI U).
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Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘?View towards Snowdon from above Llyn Dinas 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-towards-snowdon-from-above-llyn-dinas-r1174966, accessed 20 October 2021.