Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Austin’s Bridge, on the River Dart near Buckfastleigh

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09751
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 63 a

Catalogue entry

This appears to be Austin’s Bridge, crossing the River Dart among trees east of Buckfastleigh, as shown on adjacent pages; see the entry for the recto (D09750).
The drawing is limited to the top right quarter of the page, and is framed by horizontal and vertical pencil lines. There are various pages in this sketchbook where the page has been divided and filled with small sketches, some of which are repeated as full-page views. This is also the case here, with a larger drawing of the bridge on folio 64 recto opposite (D09752).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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