Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bank of the River Tweed at ?Darnick

1834

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26208
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 58

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook’s gutter at the top of the page, this sketch of a riverbank and its reflection in the water may have been made at the River Tweed near Darnick, west of Melrose. There is a sketch of Darnick Bridge on the opposite sketchbook page: folio 57 verso (D26207).
There is an oval brown stain in the top left corner of this page. This can also be seen on the reverse of this page and on the following pages: folios 58 verso–59 verso (D26209–D26211).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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