Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Hexworthy Bridge on the West Dart River, Dartmoor

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
D09608
Turner Bequest CXXXII 115 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s abbreviated inscriptions suggest this view, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is on the West Dart River, on the south-east side of Dartmoor. There is a similar ‘Dt’ inscription on folio 119 verso (D09615), while an inscription on folio 126 verso (D09629) appears to indicate Dartmeet Bridge. The present sketch, though rather slight in its depiction of the structure, possibly shows the three-arched bridge at Hexworthy, near Dartmeet, rather than the two-arched one at Two Bridges.
For other definite or likely Dartmoor views, see under folio 8 recto (D09489).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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