Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bridge, with Mountains

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26684
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 10

Catalogue entry

At the outer edge of the page, drawn with the sketchbook in the portrait format, is a rough sketch of a two-arch bridge with trees and a stream in the foreground, and mountains in the distance. Turner’s depiction of the bridge is too generalised and the mountains are too vague to make any firm identifications, though it is worth comparing this sketch to sketches of a bridge on folio 33 verso which may be at Aberfoyle (Tate D26740; Turner Bequest CCLXXII 39).

Thomas Ardill
March 2011

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