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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hereford: The Wye Bridge 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
Hereford: The Wye Bridge 1795
D00601
Turner Bequest XXVI 47
Pencil on white wove paper, 174 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Wye Bridge Hereford’ bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 47’ bottom left, descending vertically
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. A copy is in the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Technical notes:
Approximately 30 mm has been trimmed off the inside edge of this leaf towards the gutter (above the subject), reducing it from the usual dimensions of 203 x 264 mm for the other leaves in this sketchbook. It has been tipped onto a broad stub to bring its outer edge in line with the others.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by ?John Ruskin in pencil ‘13’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Hereford: The Wye Bridge 1795 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-hereford-the-wye-bridge-r1140926, accessed 19 September 2014.