Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Three-Arched Bridge with a Distant Church Tower, Probably in South Devon

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09612
Turner Bequest CXXXII 118

Catalogue entry

This scene, with a three-arched stone bridge in the foreground and a square church tower on the skyline beyond, is presently unidentified, but probably in south Devon from its context in the sketchbook. The dark shapes below the bridge may be cattle.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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