Joseph Mallord William Turner

General View of Cyfarthfa Ironworks from the Brecon Road

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 289 x 456 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01631
Turner Bequest XLI 3

Catalogue entry

The view is taken looking east from close to the site of the works. The bridge in this drawing was probably that which carried the railway back over the River Taf to the canal basin on the lower Cyfarthfa Works site. For other aspects of the site see D01629 and D01630 (XLI 1, 2) of this sketchbook.
Technical notes:
The sheet is faded from exposure.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘40’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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