Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bridge over the Falls of Dochart at Killin, with Meall Tarmachan

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 149 x 109 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03325
Turner Bequest LVII 25

Catalogue entry

This is a continuation of the drawing on folio 24 verso opposite (D03324). This is one of a group of sketches made at Killin and featuring the bridge over the River Dochart with its two well–separated arches that John Ruskin confused with Tummel Bridge. The Bridge of Dochart was built in 1760 and reconstructed in 1831 after a flood had destroyed it. The new bridge replaced the humped arches of the original structure that Turner records with flatter ones that are in place today.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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