Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Shropshire Union Canal Cutting with the Bridge of Sighs and Northgate Bridge, Chester

?1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22261
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 60

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the top view is along the Shropshire Union Canal cutting at Chester, with the Bridge of Sighs and Northgate Bridge below the cupola of the Bluecoat School on Northgate, looking east. Underneath is another view of the bridges, seen from the opposite direction. There is another view on folio 47 recto (D22237), under which the subject is discussed; the bridges also appear in the distance on the verso of the present leaf (D22262).
For other views of Chester, see under folio 14 verso (D22176).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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