Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Greta, near Brignall Church

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 173 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11571
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 29

Catalogue entry

This view looks down the River Greta from the riverbank close by Brignall Church. See notes to folio 19 verso (D11571; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 29, now bound opposite), for Turner’s work around Brignall in this and other sketchbooks used in 1816. The present writer has dated Turner’s sketches at Brignall to Thursday 1 August 1816.

David Hill
May 2009

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