Joseph Mallord William Turner

Walton Bridge with Walton Church to the Left: Study for ‘Walton Bridges’

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 373 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05929
Turner Bequest XCV 25

Catalogue entry

This leaf must have formed a double-page spread with Tate D05927;Turner Bequest XCV 23, extending the view of Walton Bridges to the right to show St Mary’s church, Walton, among trees. Together these leaves set out the composition of the painting Walton Bridges possibly exhibited in Turner’s Gallery in 1806 (The Loyd Collection).1 Both are splashed with oil indicating their use for reference in the studio. See note to D05927 for further comment,
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.47–8 no.60 (pl.70).
Verso:
Blank.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

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