Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bridge and Ruins on a Hill

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07237
Turner Bequest CVI 80 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. This is a very slight outline sketch, suggesting a bridge overhung with trees and ruined towers on a hill behind them. A similar quick outline, perhaps of part of the same building, is on folio 84 verso (D07238; Turner Bequest CVI 81a).

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

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