Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees and Buildings by a River

1809

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07541
Turner Bequest CX 3

Catalogue entry

There is the suggestion of a bridge in the right foreground. The river looks narrower than the Derwent at Cockermouth, as seen on folio 4 (D07542), but might be the Cocker if the sketch was made in the same area. However, this has not been confirmed. If Turner was using the sketchbook haphazardly, this and folio 2 could conceivably show the buildings and stream at Calder Bridge, drawn on folio 33 (D07575).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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