Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Town with a Square Church Tower and Bridge 1798

Artwork details

A Town with a Square Church Tower and Bridge
From Dynevor Castle Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XL
Date 1798
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 135 x 95 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XL 35 a
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Catalogue entry

This may be a view of Llandovery on the River Tywi. The subject is continued on folio 38 recto opposite (D01524; Turner Bequest XL 36). Another drawing of Llandovery Castle is on folios 59 verso–58 recto (D01560–D01561; Turner Bequest XL 57a–58); see also the contemporary Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01266; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 16).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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