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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View up the Valley of Nant-y-Gwrhyd from Capel Curig, towards Snowdon 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Recto:
View up the Valley of Nant-y-Gwrhyd from Capel Curig, towards Snowdon 1798
D01301
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 48
Pencil on white wove paper, 229 x 332 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped lower right with Turner Bequest monogram
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘48’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXVIII 48’ bottom left, descending vertically
Another drawing that seems to show the view along this valley is on folio 70 recto (D01332; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 78).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Shabut]’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
Finberg reads ‘Phabut’ or ‘Mabut’,1 but the word may be a transliteration of Siabod, the distinctive mountain that flanks Nant-y-Gwrhyd to the south.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.86.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View up the Valley of Nant-y-Gwrhyd from Capel Curig, towards Snowdon 1798 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-up-the-valley-of-nant-y-gwrhyd-from-capel-curig-towards-r1173217, accessed 20 May 2022.