Joseph Mallord William Turner

Llandeilo, from the Opposite Bank of the Tywi

1798

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01548
Turner Bequest XL 51 a

Catalogue entry

Turner exhibited a view of Llandilo Bridge and Dinevor Castle at the Royal Academy in 1796 (National Museum Wales, Cardiff),1 basing his design on drawings taken when he was in South Wales in 1795, although these have not been identified. In that year the bridge had been damaged and was roughly repaired with a timber framework; the framework is indicated in this drawing, which continues on folio 54 recto opposite (D01549; Turner Bequest XL 52).
On this 1798 tour Turner returned to the subject of his 1796 watercolour in a new drawing of the bridge, looking towards Dynevor, in the Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01271; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 21).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.140, reproduced.

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