Joseph Mallord William Turner A Map or Plan c.1808–18

Artwork details

Artist
Date c.1808–18
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
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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

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