Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tracing of a Perspective Construction of Pulteney Bridge, Bath

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 560 x 760 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40007

Catalogue entry

This is an incomplete tracing from a perspective study of Robert Adam’s Pulteney Bridge, Bath (Tate D17081; Turner Bequest CXCV 111), made in connection with Turner’s lectures as Professor Perspective at the Royal Academy. It is on the back of another tracing made from the same study (Tate D17082; Turner Bequest CXCV 112). Turner based his drawing on an aquatint of ‘Pulteney Bridge from the Road’ by the younger Thomas Malton (1748–1804).
See notes to the recto (D17082) for further comments, the paper &c.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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