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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Walton Bridge with Walton Church to the Left: Study for 'Walton Bridges' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Walton Bridge with Walton Church to the Left: Study for ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805
D05929
Turner Bequest XCV 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 258 x 373 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This leaf must have formed a double-page spread with Tate D05927;Turner Bequest XCV 23, extending the view of Walton Bridges to the right to show St Mary’s church, Walton, among trees. Together these leaves set out the composition of the painting Walton Bridges possibly exhibited in Turner’s Gallery in 1806 (The Loyd Collection).1 Both are splashed with oil indicating their use for reference in the studio. See note to D05927 for further comment,
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.47–8 no.60 (pl.70).
Verso:
Blank.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Walton Bridge with Walton Church to the Left: Study for ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2009, 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-with-walton-church-to-the-left-study-for-r1129961, accessed 31 October 2014.