Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Devil’s Bridge and Gorge of the River Reuss

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 473 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04630
Turner Bequest LXXV 38

Catalogue entry

Turner’s label for this quick sketch, also numbered ‘11’, reads ‘Mt Gothard’. The view is taken from further away from the Devil’s Bridge than D04629; Turner Bequest LXXV 37 from this sketchbook. A closer view of the bridge also from this book is D04629; Turner Bequest LXXV 37. For Turner’s visit to the St Gotthard Pass and Reuss gorge in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook and notes to D04628; Turner Bequest LXXV 36.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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