Joseph Mallord William TurnerBridge and Church, ?on the River Yonne, France 1820

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Artist
Title
Bridge and Church, ?on the River Yonne, France
From Remarks (Italy) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXCIII
Date 1820
Dimensionssupport: 94 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16873
Turner Bequest CXCIII 97 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 98 Verso:
Bridge and Church, ?on the River Yonne, France 1820
D16873
Turner Bequest CXCIII 97 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 94 x 115 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch probably depicts a view somewhere on the Yonne river in France, a tributary of the Seine which flows through the region of Burgundy (Bourgogne). Turner followed the course of a stretch of the river during his return trip from Italy in January 1820. The vista looks from the one of the river banks towards a bridge with a church on the right-hand side. The same building may appear within another study, see folio 99 (D16874; Turner Bequest CXCIII 98), however, the location currently remains unidentified.

Nicola Moorby
March 2011

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