Joseph Mallord William Turner

Berwick-upon-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: 59 × 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25726
Turner Bequest CCLXV 46

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted are two studies at Berwick-upon-Tweed. At the top of the page is a sketch of Berwick Bridge which is probably seen from the north bank of the Tweed, but south of the structure towards the mouth of the river. Turner made two further studies of the bridge from the north on folio 45 verso (D25725).
The sketch beneath was made either from the bridge itself or from just north of it, and looks north along the north bank of the Tweed with part of the ruins of Berwick Castle at the left (see folio 44 verso; D25723) and the tower of Berwick Town Hall rising above the roofs of the town to the right (see folio 9 verso; D25658).
For references to further sketches of Berwick in this sketchbook, see folio 13 verso (D25665).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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