Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Landscape with a Bridge ?and a Boat

c.1807–14

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 69 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08308
Turner Bequest CXXII 16

Catalogue entry

As Finberg’s title suggests, this slight drawing, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, appears to show the arches of a bridge in the distance, perhaps with a sailing boat to the right. There are various identified and likely subjects along the River Thames in this sketchbook, as discussed in the Introduction, so this might be the Thames itself or in the vicinity.
Technical notes:
The soft surface of the page is heavily rubbed across the outer half.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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