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Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this three-arched bridge is similar in design to the bridge over the River Calder at Whalley, where Turner made drawings of the Abbey ruins on the adjacent pages. Compare the drawing of Whalley Bridge seen from the east in the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01969; Turner Bequest XLV 35a), which includes a building on the river bank opposite the Abbey ruins that is possibly identical to that shown here; see also Tate D01961 (Turner Bequest XLV 31a).
Duplicated in Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.327 no.248, reproduced, as ‘Richmond Bridge, Yorks’, c.1798, as at Toronto, and p.332 no.290, as the Clitheroe subject, untraced.