Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bridge over the ?River Toce; and a View of Mountains near the Simplon Pass

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 195 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16968
Turner Bequest CXCIV 43

Catalogue entry

The location of the one-arched bridge spanning a shallow river depicted within the main scene on this page remains unidentified. However, it is likely to depict a view seen from the route south along the Toce river between Domodossola and Lake Maggiore.1
Also on the page is a small inverted sketch of mountains which Turner has annotated ‘Sim[plon]’, i.e. a scene within the Swiss Alps near the Simplon Pass.

Nicola Moorby
May 2011

1
Crimi 2007, p.37 note 52.

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