Joseph Mallord William Turner

Copy after Richard Wilson: The Bridge of Augustus at Rimini

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01203
Turner Bequest XXXVII 86

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 43 recto opposite (D01204; Turner Bequest XXXVII 87). This is a memorandum, probably of the picture thought to have been in the collection of the then Prince of Wales (later George IV),1 apparently a companion to that copied by Turner on folios 38 verso–39 recto (D01195–D01196; Turner Bequest XXXVII 78–79). An alternative source might be the engraved version of this picture made by Joseph Farington and published by Boydell in 1776.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

1
See W.G. Constable, Richard Wilson, London 1953, p.212 under notes to pl.99a.

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