Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chester and the River Dee from near Grosvenor Bridge

?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
D22272
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 65 a

Catalogue entry

The view, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is north-east across the River Dee to Chester Castle, with the Old Dee Bridge in the distance to the right (now obscured by trees). The viewpoint is the southern approach to Grosvenor Bridge, then under construction, and apparently shown to the left. The view continues a little to the right on folio 64 verso (D22270). Compare the view on folio 67 recto (D22274).
For other views of Chester, and the history of Grosvenor Bridge, see under folio 14 verso (D22176).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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