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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windermere: Boats and Buildings at Waterhead 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Recto:
Windermere: Boats and Buildings at Waterhead 1797
Turner Bequest XXXV 53
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘1796’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 53’ bottom left, descending vertically
The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. According to Turner scholar David Hill this, like folio 67 recto (D01054; Turner Bequest XXXV 52), is a view of Windermere from the shore at Waterhead, showing the same slate boats as in that drawing, but looking more directly north. Turner drew on both drawings for his view of Windermere for Walter Fawkes, executed in 1821 (Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal).1
Wilton 1979, p.363 no.555, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed y John Ruskin in brown ink ‘93’ (circled); ?in a later hand in blue crayon ‘18’; and by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.53’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Windermere: Boats and Buildings at Waterhead 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-windermere-boats-and-buildings-at-waterhead-r1150232, accessed 17 January 2022.