Joseph Mallord William Turner

Westminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River

c.1796

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 175 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00894
Turner Bequest XXXIII W

Catalogue entry

This is an unfinished study for the subject published in the Copper-Plate Magazine, 1 August 1797;1 the finished watercolour is at Aberystwyth University.2 Rawlinson mistakenly considered the present study the finished design.
1
Rawlinson I 1908, pp.lxxxvii, 5 no.10.
2
Wilton 1979, p.311 no.96, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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