Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berwick-on-Tweed

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26010
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 49

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 48 verso (D26009; CCLXVII 48a) is the study for Turner’s watercolour, Berwick-upon-Tweed circa 1832 (whereabouts unknown),1 engraved for volume 12 of Sir Walter Scott’s, Poetical Works. This half of the sketch shows a view south-east along the River Tweed towards the estuary. At the centre of the page is the impressive multi-arched Berwick Bridge (see D25725–D25726; Turner Bequest CCLXV 45a–46), beyond which are boats that Turner also incorporated in his final design. The ‘white wall’ of Berwick Castle is shown at the left of the page, descending the steep cliff.
See folio 48 verso for more information and references to further views of Berwick.
1
Wilton 1979, p.430 no.1092.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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