Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gloucester: Westgate Bridge

1795

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00619
Turner Bequest XXVI 65

Catalogue entry

The bridge was constructed in conjunction with the twelfth-century St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which had been rebuilt a few years before Turner’s visit by a local architect, William Price; the old bridge was replaced in 1816 with one by Robert Smirke (since demolished).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed: ‘5’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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