Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bridge and Church of Bromfield, Shropshire

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01455
Turner Bequest XXXIX 91

Catalogue entry

The subject was recorded with the page turned horizontally. A finished watercolour based on this drawing (private collection)1 has been known as ‘Bedlington, Northumberland’, but this subject is certainly Bromfield, just north-west of Ludlow in Shropshire.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.326 no.242, as ‘Bedlington, on the River Blyth, near Morpeth’, c.1798.

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