Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rochester Bridge and Castle

c.1805–9

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06480
Turner Bequest XCIX 69 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. A very slight sketch, this nevertheless represents Rochester and the original, eleven-arched medieval stone bridge over the River Medway. The view is towards Strood and Chatham with the Great Lines above. Another distant view of Rochester is on folio 74 verso of the sketchbook (D06482; Turner Bequest XCIX 70a).

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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