Joseph Mallord William Turner
Studies of the Medieval and Roman Bridges at Narni 1819

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Studies of the Medieval and Roman Bridges at Narni
From Ancona to Rome Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXXVII
Date 1819
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 110 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14783
Turner Bequest CLXXVII 67
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Catalogue entry

Turner has used the page for several separate studies of various parts of the ruined Roman Bridge of Augustus and the adjacent medieval bridge at Narni, see folio 61 verso (D14772). The sketch on the far right-hand side depicts the northernmost pier of the former and is a continuation of the view on the previous double-page spread, see folio 66 (D14781). Turner has folded back the preceding sheet in order to complete the length of the bridge on the underlying page. Meanwhile, the sketch in the bottom left-hand corner is a slight continuation of the view on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 66 verso (D14782).

Nicola Moorby
November 2008

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