Joseph Mallord William Turner

View in a Town with Bridges

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19591
Turner Bequest CCXVI 20 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures a river or canal flowing through a town, with buildings either side of its banks. The scene may show Brussels, or the Meuse or Ourthe Rivers at Liège which is depicted on Tate D19592; Turner Bequest CCXVI 21. The lack of distinct identifying features makes it impossible to be certain of Turner’s exact location.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2014

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