Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bridge, a Study of Sky and Vessels Passing Castle on Promontory

1818

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13553
Turner Bequest CLXVI 53

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 52 verso (D13552) is a sketch of sailing vessels on the Firth of Forth. There is on this page a boat shown sailing with the wind and its sail billowing out ahead. Depicted four times is a promontory or island with a fortified structure. The second from top sketch in particular resembles Turner’s depiction of the fortified island of Inchgarvie (see folio 51; D13549).

Thomas Ardill
January 2008

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