Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Road Leading to a Bridge with Steep Hills Beyond, in Devon or Yorkshire

1814–16

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09800
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 11

Catalogue entry

Although this rural view, with a road leading to a two-arched bridge in a broad valley which narrows between steep, wooded hills towards the right, is carefully drawn, the lack of landmarks has so far impeded identification; the scene might equally well have been observed in Devon in 1814 or in Yorkshire in 1816, drawings of the two counties having been irretrievably mixed up when this sketchbook was dismembered and reassembled (see the Introduction).
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

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