Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prebends’ Bridge and the Watergate, Durham

1817

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12329
Turner Bequest CLVII 9 v

Catalogue entry

The main part of this view is on folio 10 recto opposite (D12330); the continuation here of trees and distant buildings on the east bank of the Wear is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1
This is one of a continuous run of drawings of Durham, beginning on folio 6 recto (D12325) and concluding on folio 14 recto (D12334), with one further sketch on folio 76 verso (D12414). For Turner’s other visits to the city, see the entry for D12325.
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.449.
Technical notes:
There is a small, dark deposit tailing off towards the bottom of the left-hand edge, which also affects the recto (D12328).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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