Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bridge between Houses, Probably in South Devon

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09332
Turner Bequest CXXXI 106

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this group of houses on either side of a small bridge is presumably in the vicinity of Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
Verso:
Blank. A stain at the top centre matches one on folio 107 recto opposite (D09333), but they are misaligned, suggesting the pages were not then bound as they are now.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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