Joseph Mallord William Turner

Southwark Bridge under Construction

c.1815–16

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 102 x 160 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10777
Turner Bequest CXLIII 2

Catalogue entry

The subject, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is discussed under the related view on folio 1 recto (D10775); both show the east side of Southwark Bridge under construction. Here the view is effectively head on, as in an architectural elevation;1 there is a slight continuation of the northern arch, truncated on the right here, on folio 1 verso (D10776).
1
Compare J[ohn] Britton and A[ugustus] Pugin, Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London, vol.II, London 1828, pl.2, ‘Southwark Bridge, London’, including the falsework structure.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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