Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pontypridd: The Bridge over the River Taf

1798

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01709
Turner Bequest XLII 34

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 18 recto opposite (D01710; Turner Bequest XLII 32). Turner made a larger study of the bridge in his contemporary Cyfarthfa sketchbook (Tate D01641; Turner Bequest XLI 12), and a copy drawing for a pupil using the same motif is Tate D00843 (Turner Bequest XXXI A).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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