Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Bridges and Boats

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 96 x 59 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25761
Turner Bequest CCLXV 65 a

Catalogue entry

Turner used this page for a number of slight sketches, including, towards the foredge of the page, a sketch of a sailing boat which may be connected to the boats on folio 64 verso (D25759). At the bottom of the page, near the gutter, is a sketch of an arched bridge with a tall, slender tower to the left. This may be one of the bridges over the River Irwell at Manchester with a chimney or shot tower at the left. There is a similar sketch on folio 12 (D25663).

Thomas Ardill
September 2011

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