Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Wetherby Bridge from Downstream on the River Wharfe

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 97 x 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10882
Turner Bequest CXLIV 8

Catalogue entry

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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