Joseph Mallord William Turner

Harewood Bridge and the River Wharfe

1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07243
Turner Bequest CVI 83 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 87 recto (D07244; Turner Bequest CVI 84), this is clearly Harewood Bridge, with a group of houses on the bank of the Wharfe. Other views of the bridge, with Harewood Castle, follow on folios 88 verso and 89 verso (D07246, D07248; Turner Bequest CVI 85a, 86a). These must have drawn around the time of Turner’s visit to Farnley Hall late in his 1808 tour; see Introduction to the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

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