Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of the Medieval and Roman Bridges at Narni

1819

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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

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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