Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Town on the Bend of a Wide River, with a Church and Distant Eight-Arched Bridge

1797–8

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 207 × 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02361
Turner Bequest L T

Catalogue entry

Turner scholar C.F. Bell tentatively identified this subject as a view of Marlow,1 on the Thames in Buckinghamshire. For the dating of this drawing and contemporary views in the Oxford area, see under Tate D02358 (Turner Bequest L Q).
1
MS note ‘? Marlow. CFB’ by A.J. Finberg in his annotated, interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, vol.I, opposite p.128.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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