Joseph Mallord William TurnerRipon Minster and the Ure Bridge from the North 1816

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Artist
Title
Ripon Minster and the Ure Bridge from the North
From Yorkshire 3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVI
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11382
Turner Bequest CXLVI 8
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Ripon Minster and the Ure Bridge from the North 1816
D11382
Turner Bequest CXLVI 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Bank with Cattle’, ‘L Lime’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in blue ink ‘8’ top right and ‘330’ bottom right
Stamped in brown ‘CXLVI 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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