Joseph Mallord William TurnerLlangollen: Bridge over the River Dee 1808

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Artist
Title
Llangollen: Bridge over the River Dee
From Tabley No.2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CIV
Date 1808
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06966
Turner Bequest CIV 79 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 80 Verso:
Llangollen: Bridge over the River Dee 1808
D06966
Turner Bequest CIV 79a
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See Introduction for Turner’s travels in North Wales in 1808, and his fondness for fishing. The subject is likely to be Llangollen. For other probable views in this sketchbook see note to folio 77 verso (D06960; Turner Bequest CIV 76a). As all these are drawn with the book inverted, Turner may have been working from the back of it at this point.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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