Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Venice Canal Bridge with a Distant Tower

1840

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 123 × 173 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31898
Turner Bequest CCCXIII 55

Catalogue entry

This rapid, very slight sketch was made with the page turned horizontally. It shows a bridge spanning a canal, perhaps with another framed within the arch, and a tower beyond, but the subject appears too generic for ready identification.
At the bottom right is an inverted bridge, in the foreground of a separate canal view extending across the gutter from folio 54 verso opposite (D31897).

Matthew Imms
September 2018

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