Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buckfastleigh Church and the Dart Bridge

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09846
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 50

Catalogue entry

The bridge is seen upstream from the south-east, with the spire of Buckfastleigh’s Holy Trinity Church (now barely visible above trees) on the hill to the west. Turner’s viewpoint is at about where the A38 dual carriageway now crosses the Dart. There is a sketch from nearby on folio 28 recto (D09839; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 44) and one from the other side of the bridge on folio 22 recto (D09844; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 48); further views around Buckfastleigh and Buckfast Abbey are discussed under the latter.
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

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