Joseph Mallord William Turner

River with a Bridge of Boats

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30683
Turner Bequest CCCIV 28 a

Catalogue entry

This cursory view shows a river bend with shipping moored close to the banks at right and a town in the distance. The dashed-off inscription at bottom right reading ‘ZM[...]’ may indicate that this is Zell am Main, a town between Frankfurt and Würzburg situated on the River Main. Turner would have passed by this town as he navigated the river from Würzburg on his journey home via Frankfurt.

Alice Rylance-Watson
December 2015

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