Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ruined Tower and a Single-Arched Bridge

1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02622
Turner Bequest LIV 6

Catalogue entry

This is a very rapid and slight sketch; it has not been possible to identify the ruin, which may be that of a pele tower such as are often encountered in Northumberland, Cumbria and the Borders.
Verso:
Blank; washed with a mauve-pink ground; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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