Joseph Mallord William Turner A Bridge, with a Fisherman 1808

Artwork details

A Bridge, with a Fisherman
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date 1808
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 108 x 185 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CV 90
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Catalogue entry

Listed by Finberg as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this book’ this was rebound as folio 7. The bottom right corner is repaired and there are traces of gum on the back, suggesting that the leaf was laid down or mounted. However, Finberg does not record it as having been in any early exhibitions.
The unidentified bridge is drawn much more carefully, with delicate hatching and shading, than most other subjects in the book; the only real comparison is the drawing of a stream, also unidentified, now bound after it as folio 8 (D07128; Turner Bequest CV 91).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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