Matlock

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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Turner was sent north in 1794 with a commission to paint eight watercolors, including Matlock, which would be engraved in The Copper Plate Magazine.

Turner included the entire valley of the River Derwent from Matlock Bridge to the heights of the distant Tor in four-by-six inches, a size dictated by the engraving that would be made from it.

Object Information

artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1794
materials
watercolor over pencil on white paper
dimensions
4-3/8 x 6-3/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
72.172
credit line
Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Hugo O. Pantzer by their children
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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