Joseph Mallord William Turner

Richmond Bridge

c.1815–18

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10608
Turner Bequest CXLI 14

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Although a very quick outline, this can be confirmed as Richmond Bridge, and the same view, as Andrew Wilton observes, as in Turner’s watercolour (British Museum, London)1 engraved by W.R. Smith in 1832 for Picturesque Views in England and Wales. Other drawings connected with the watercolour are in the contemporary Richmond Hill; Hastings to Margate sketchbook (Tate D10445–D10447; Turner Bequest CXL 19–20).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Wilton 1979, p.397 no.833.

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