Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bridge, with a Fisherman

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 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07126
Turner Bequest CV 90

Catalogue entry

Listed by Finberg as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this book’ this was rebound as folio 7. The bottom right corner is repaired and there are traces of gum on the back, suggesting that the leaf was laid down or mounted. However, Finberg does not record it as having been in any early exhibitions.
The unidentified bridge is drawn much more carefully, with delicate hatching and shading, than most other subjects in the book; the only real comparison is the drawing of a stream, also unidentified, now bound after it as folio 8 (D07128; Turner Bequest CV 91).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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