Joseph Mallord William TurnerBerwick-upon-Tweed 1831

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From Berwick Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXV
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 59 x 96 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXV 45 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Verso:
Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXV 45a
Pencil on white wove paper, 59 x 96 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook inverted are two views of Berwick Bridge (or the Old Bridge) which spans the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Both views are from the north bank of the Tweed to the west of the bridge near the remains of Berwick Castle. In fact the stepped White Wall of the Castle can be seen at the left of the lower sketch.
At the bottom of the page is a small study of one of the pillars and buttresses between the arches of the bridge. There is another study of the bridge on folio 46 (D25726), where this feature is more apparent.
For references to further sketches of Berwick in this sketchbook, see folio 13 verso (D25665).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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