Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of the Bridge of Augustus, Narni

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14775
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 63

Catalogue entry

Turner devoted a considerable number of sketches to the Roman Bridge of Augustus (Ponte d’Augusto) at Narni, one of the most famous landmarks in Umbria, see folio 61 verso (D14772). This sketch depicts the two northernmost supporting piers of the ruined bridge. It is a continuation of the view on the previous double-page spread, see folio 62 (D14773). Turner has folded back the preceding sheet in order to complete the length of the bridge on the underlying page.

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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