Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brecon on the River Usk with the Bridge and Ruined Castle, from the East

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01265
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 15

Catalogue entry

The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. Turner made a watercolour of the bridge and castle at Brecon, seen from close to the bridge, which was in the collection of James Blair and bequeathed by him to Manchester Art Gallery in 1917 (1917.92), another version of this composition came into the hands of A.J. Finberg and was sold at his Cotswold Gallery, London; for these see the discussion under folio 18 recto (D01263; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 13).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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