Joseph Mallord William Turner

Llangollen: Bridge over the River Dee

1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06968
Turner Bequest CIV 80 a

Catalogue entry

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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