Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pease Bridge, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire

1818

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 159 x 99 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13379
Turner Bequest CLXV 33

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the book turned to the left, this page contains two drawings, the uppermost a drawing of Pease Bridge, as depicted on the previous page (folio 32 verso; D13378; CLXV 32a), and at the bottom, a view, presumably of the Dean Pease which the bridge crosses. Both sketches are slight and show the landscape with a few scribbled lines that not only indicate the main topographical features, but are animated enough to give a sense of their wild and rugged character. The sketches were probably made en route to North Berwick and Edinburgh, and may have been taken from a coach window.

Thomas Ardill
October 2007

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