Joseph Mallord William Turner

Aberystwyth: The Castle and Town with a Bridge under Construction

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01500
Turner Bequest XL 22 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is continued on folio 25 recto opposite (D01501; Turner Bequest XL 23). Finberg identified the subject as Brecon,1 and thought that the preceding drawing (folios 23 verso–24 recto; D01498–D01499; Turner Bequest XL 21a–22) showed the same place. However, the present subject seems to be Aberystwyth, which Turner drew on other pages of this book: see folios 42 verso, 43 verso–44 recto, 58 verso–59 recto and 69 verso–70 recto (D01531, D01533–D01534, D01558–D01559, D01577–D01578; Turner Bequest XL 40a, 41a–42, 56a–57, 67a–68).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
A.J. Finberg, undated MS note in an interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.95.

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