Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Oakfordbridge on the River Exe

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09487
Turner Bequest CXXXII 6

Catalogue entry

Oakfordbridge, a wooden bridge on stone piers a little east of Oakford and a few miles upriver on the Exe from Tiverton (see the contemporary Devon Rivers, No.2 sketchbook; Tate D09768, D09769; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 73a, 74), is shown in an 1819 aquatint after H. Haseler and an 1827 etching by F.C. Lewis (Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter), where it appears similar to the structure sketched here. Tiverton was possibly the starting and end point of Turner’s 1814 tour (see the overall Introduction).
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

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