Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bothal, Northumberland: Two Figures on a Bridge over a Stream

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 270 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00943
Turner Bequest XXXIV 36

Catalogue entry

The stream in this drawing is probably Brock’s Burn, which flows into the River Wansbeck at Bothal, a small village near Morpeth, Northumberland. Harry Madgwick identifies the little belfry of the Church of St Andrew just visible through the trees in the background, and, in front of it, Glebe Cottage (now School Cottage). The church figures again in Turner’s drawing of Bothal Castle on the following page, folio 39 recto (D00944; Turner Bequest XXXIV 37).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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