Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Devil’s Bridge from the Andermatt Road; the Road to Wassen on the Right

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
D04629
Turner Bequest LXXV 37

Catalogue entry

A label inscribed by Turner ‘Le Pont de Diable Mt Gothard’ is numbered ‘7’, as is this drawing. The drawing was taken from the road from Andermatt, looking along the River Reuss towards the Devil’s Bridge; the road towards Wassen runs along the right bank of the river. A more distant view from this sketchbook is D04630; Turner Bequest LXXV 38. 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.
Verso:
Blank
Inscribed by and unknown hand in pencil ‘247’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

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