Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ripon Minster and the Ure Bridge from the North

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11382
Turner Bequest CXLVI 8

Catalogue entry

This sketch revisits a subject first sketched in 1797 (Tate D01098; Turner Bequest XXXVI D). The comparison shows much greater perceptual dynamism in the present sketch; see also comments on folio 9 recto (D11383). A similar view, but from the downstream side of the bridge, was taken by Jean-Baptiste Chatelain about 1745 (York City Art Gallery).
Technical notes:
The page is darkened by over-exposure during nineteenth century exhibition.
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
January 2009

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