Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bridge, with Houses and Church

1824

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20048
Turner Bequest CCXVI 253

Catalogue entry

This detailed but unidentified drawing depicts a town with a church at centre. Turner has drawn the view from the riverside, standing before an arched bridge. The church has Gothic flying buttresses and a Baroque steeple with cupola. There is a separate sketch above the principal view: at left buildings are visible, surrounded in part by what looks like a stone wall. An expansive landscape opens up beyond, with a river winding through it at right. This sketch is annotated with a barely legible inscription, which appears to read ‘Bruges’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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