Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Wooden Bridge with a Stone Bridge Beyond, Probably in North Devon

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D09543
Turner Bequest CXXXII 59 a

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch may show the same bridges as on the recto (D09542), with a ramshackle wooden structure in the left foreground, and a more substantial stone bridge beyond. They may be somewhere north-east of Okehampton (see under folio 43 recto; D09526), as North Tawton, about eight miles in that direction, appears to be mentioned in Turner’s inscription; this seems to be separate from the drawing, and to refer to the substantial stone bridge over the River Taw.

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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