Joseph Mallord William Turner

Barges on a River: Bridge and Church Beyond

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07152
Turner Bequest CVI 16

Catalogue entry

Together with a related inscription on folio 15 verso of the sketchbook (D07151) describing incident including ‘Milk carriers to Manchester’, Wilkinson associates this subject with the Cheshire bank of the River Mersey. However, adjacent subjects are on the River Trent or the Trent and Mersey Canal south of Derby (folios 14 and 15, D07149, D07150). There is a similar subject on folio 29 (D07165).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

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