Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Wooden Bridge, Possibly at Boyton on the River Tamar

1814

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09593
Turner Bequest CXXXII 103

Catalogue entry

Finberg’s tentative interpretation of Turner’s inscription as indicating Boyton1 may be correct; the village is about four miles north of Launceston (see under folio 106 recto; D09596), on the Cornish side of the River Tamar. If so, the bridge does not survive in this form.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.374.
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

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