Joseph Mallord William Turner

Durham: Looking towards Framwellgate Bridge from below the Cathedral, with the Castle at the Right

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02507
Turner Bequest LIII 27 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 28 recto opposite (D02508). For other views of Durham in this sketchbook, see under folio 15 verso (D02483).
Framwellgate Bridge is sometimes known as Ralph Flambard’s Bridge after its original sponsor, Ranulph Flambard, Prince Bishop of Durham, who built it in 1120. The other medieval bridge in Durham is Elvet Bridge, dating from forty years later; see folios 25 verso–26 recto (D02503–D02504), and drawings in the Tweed and Lakes sketchbook of 1797 (Tate D01014, D01017, D01018; Turner Bequest XXXV 11, 14, 15).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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