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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Walton Bridge from Upstream: Study for 'Walton Bridges' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Walton Bridge from Upstream: Study for ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805
D05853
Turner Bequest XCIV 6
Pen and ink on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 143 x 228 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIV 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the drawings in this sketchbook made around Walton Bridges and for the picture of a downstream view, Walton Bridges perhaps exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1806 and certainly bought by Sir John Leicester in 1807 (the Loyd Collection),1 see note to folio 4 (D05849). This sketch is another version of the same view.

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.47–8 no.60 (pl.70).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Walton Bridge from Upstream: Study for ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2007, 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-walton-bridge-from-upstream-study-for-walton-bridges-r1130076, accessed 22 October 2014.