Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lee Pen and Tweed Bridge at Innerleithen

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26126
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 17

Catalogue entry

The pointed hill in the background of this sketch is Lee Pen to the north of Innerleithen, as Turner noted on folio 16 (D26124). The ‘6’ arch bridge to the right is the Tweed Bridge over the River Tweed to the south-east of the town, making this a view from the road to Traquair House to the south. Sketches made at Innerleithen and Traquair are on folios 14 verso–18 (D26121–D26128).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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