Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Torridge near Bideford

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09562
Turner Bequest CXXXII 77

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s identification of this sketch as showing the River Torridge,1 is probably correct by association with sketches on adjacent pages, but this scene with a church tower above a wooded valley awaits positive identification. For views in the area of Bideford, near the mouth of the Torridge, see under folio 79 recto (D09564).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.374.
Technical notes:
There is some staining to the right-hand edge of the sheet.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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