Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bridgnorth and High Rock from the North

?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: 114 × 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22294
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 77 a

Catalogue entry

The subject has been identified as Bridgnorth by Ian Warrell;1 the view is southwards along the valley of the River Severn, with the profile of High Rock on the left and the church towers of St Mary Magdalene’s and St Leonard’s on the skyline at the centre. In the right foreground is a cluster of buildings with a tall chimney, presumably indicating some kind of forge or manufactory. There is possibly a short word inscribed below the chimney, but it is difficult to make out. For other views of Bridgnorth, see under folio 1 recto (D22151).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

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