J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridgnorth: The Bridge and Gatehouse, Looking across the River 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Bridgnorth: The Bridge and Gatehouse, Looking across the River 1794
D00228
Turner Bequest XIX 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’ in various parts of the drawing, and ‘5’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XIX 20’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The number ‘5’ on this drawing corresponds with the name ‘Bridgnorth’ in the list of places inside the front cover (D40750). A watercolour derived from this study was engraved by J. Walker for the Copper-Plate Magazine, 1 August 1795 (untraced).1 For another drawing of the bridge at Bridgnorth see folio 20 recto (D00227; Turner Bequest XIX 19).
1
Wilton 1979, p.311 no.90.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bridgnorth: The Bridge and Gatehouse, Looking across the River 1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bridgnorth-the-bridge-and-gatehouse-looking-across-the-river-r1140748, accessed 23 November 2014.