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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Waterfall within Mountains near the Simplon Pass 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
?Waterfall within Mountains near the Simplon Pass 1819
D16916
Turner Bequest CXCIV 14
Pencil and grey watercolour wash on white wove paper, 121 x 195 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’, bottom left, descending left-hand edge
Stamped in black ‘CXCIV 14’ bottom left, descending left-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The details of the sketch on this page are extremely rough but the subject appears to be a waterfall, or possibly a glacier, amidst the mountains near the Simplon Pass. Like many sheets within this sketchbook the drawing has been executed in pencil over a dark grey watercolour wash.
For a general discussion of Turner’s expedition to the Simplon Pass see the introduction to the sketchbook.

Nicola Moorby
April 2011

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘?Waterfall within Mountains near the Simplon Pass 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-waterfall-within-mountains-near-the-simplon-pass-r1132791, accessed 22 May 2024.