Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Austin’s Bridge, on the River Dart near Buckfastleigh

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09752
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 64

Catalogue entry

This appears to be Austin’s Bridge, crossing the River Dart among trees east of Buckfastleigh, as shown on adjacent pages; the vertical feature beyond the central arch may be the spire of Holy Trinity Church. There is a smaller sketch of the bridge and its surroundings on folio 63 verso opposite (D09751). For other views around Buckfastleigh, see under folio 63 recto (D09750).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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