Joseph Mallord William Turner

Aylesford, Kent: The Bridge and Church

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00635
Turner Bequest XXVI 77

Catalogue entry

A watercolour of this subject showing the parish church of St Peter and Aylesford’s medieval bridge, probably made for a pupil to copy, is Tate D00864 (Turner Bequest XXXII H). Turner made a drawing of the bridge alone on folio 73 recto (D00634; Turner Bequest XXVI 76), and another view at Aylesford is on folio 75 verso (D00637; Turner Bequest XXVI 78v).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed, not by Turner, in pencil ‘4’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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