Joseph Mallord William TurnerWestminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River c.1796

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Title
Westminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River
Date c.1796
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 114 x 175 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00894
Turner Bequest XXXIII W
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Westminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River c.1796
D00894
Turner Bequest XXXIII W
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 114 x 175 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIII – W’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
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Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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