Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brecon Bridge and Castle from the South-East

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
D01498
Turner Bequest XL 21 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 24 recto opposite (D01499; Turner Bequest XL 22). This is a very hasty sketch; the place may be Chepstow rather than Brecon. Finberg suggested Brecon as the location,1 and thought that the following drawing (folios 24 verso–25 recto; D01500–D01501; Turner Bequest XL 22a–23) also shows the town.

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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