Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chester Castle and the Old Dee 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
D22267
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 63

Catalogue entry

The view is north-west across the River Dee, with Chester Castle above the Old Dee Bridge and the nearby weir, from the bank near Mill Street and Salmon Leap. To the right of the bridge is the arch through the city walls leading to Lower Bridge Street. Compare the view from higher up on folio 62 verso opposite (D22266).
For other views of Chester, see under folio 14 verso (D22176).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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