Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Hele Bridge on the River Torridge near Hatherleigh

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09581
Turner Bequest CXXXII 92

Catalogue entry

The word immediately above the horizon does appear to be ‘Farm’ (not ‘Farm House’, as given by Finberg1), but the words at the top of the page are resistant to interpretation. The cliff-like feature down the valley to the right may be the same as that on folio 91 verso opposite (D09580), while the elegant three-arched stone bridge is possibly Hele Bridge, crossing the River Torridge about two miles north of Hatherleigh (see folio 93 recto; D09582).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.374.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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