Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Single-Arched Stone Bridge and a Cottage, with ?Aran Fawddwy Behind 1798-9

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Single-Arched Stone Bridge and a Cottage, with ?Aran Fawddwy Behind
Date 1798-9
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 278 x 435 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00872
Turner Bequest XXXIII A
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Display caption

Artists were drawn to the
mountainous scenery of Wales at
the end of the eighteenth century,
when the Napoleonic wars prevented
safe travel to the continent. Welsh
scenery offered the dramatic qualities
of the Alps within British shores.

 

Turner made his first of five tours to
Wales in 1792. In 1798 he made his
most comprehensive tour, travelling
over five hundred miles through north
and south Wales. These excursions provided Turner with the inspiration
to develop the scale, technique and grandeur of his watercolours.

August 2004

About this artwork