Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Map or Plan

c.1808–18

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 89 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12212
Turner Bequest CLIV a 63 a

Catalogue entry

This drawing appears to show topographical features, but it is loose an unresolved and has yet to be identified with a particular site. There may be a bridge or entrance at the top, from which a meandering, serpentine line seems to approach a bridge or tunnel-like feature at the centre right.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

Read full Catalogue entry