Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bridge, with Houses at ?Edinburgh

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27150
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 85

Catalogue entry

Although there is very little architectural or topographical evidence to go on in this slight and rapidly executed sketch, the combination of the bridge arch and buildings at the right are suggestive of part of North Bridge and the Old Town in Edinburgh. There is a view of North Bridge and part of Edinburgh’s New Town on folio 63 (D27127) of this sketchbook.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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