In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25534
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 6

Catalogue entry

This rather rapid sketch shows a view looking along a path at the top of a terrace or ridge, with a view of lower ground to the left. Turner’s marks are ambiguous, but several connected arches at the centre left could represent a bridge, with water represented by a wavy line beneath. Folio 5 verso (D25533) probably shows a nearby view.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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