Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ludford Bridge, Ludlow

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01343
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 89

Catalogue entry

Finberg gave this sheet the title ‘Weir Bridge, Ludlow’.1 Turner’s drawing appears to show the sixteenth-century three-arched stone bridge over the River Teme that links the outlying village of Ludford to the south of the town with Ludlow itself. The bridge is still in place, one of three bridges over the river that almost encircles the town. Other drawings made at Ludlow in this book are on folios 96 recto and 97 recto (D01261, D01317; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 11a, 63).
Finberg suggested that this leaf, loose in 1909, ‘Should be p.63a’,2 that is, falling between what are now folios 97 and 99 (D01317, D01318; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 63, 64); it has since been bound in at that point.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.88.
2
Ibid.; see also p.87.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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