Joseph Mallord William TurnerDistant View of Wetherby Bridge from Downstream on the River Wharfe 1816

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Artist
Title
Distant View of Wetherby Bridge from Downstream on the River Wharfe
From Yorkshire 1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIV
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 97 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10882
Turner Bequest CXLIV 8
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Distant View of Wetherby Bridge from Downstream on the River Wharfe 1816
D10882
Turner Bequest CXLIV 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 97 x 154 mm
Very faint trace of an inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, bottom right, and another ‘8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 8’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is taken from the left bank of the River Wharfe, looking upstream to Wetherby Bridge, with a detail of the top of the tower of the old St James’s Church1 at top centre. The following page spread, running across the verso and folio 9 (D10883–D10884), records a nearer view of the same.

David Hill
January 2009

1
The present church was built 1839–41.

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