Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Distant Views of Lyon; and a Study of a Bridge

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16704
Turner Bequest CXCII 32 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains two distinct sketches. The uppermost vista depicts a bridge across a river with mountains in the distance and is tentatively identified as a distant prospect of the city of Lyon.1 Compare similar features on folio 37 verso (D16712; Turner Bequest CXCII 36a). At the bottom is a study of a bridge.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

1
Finberg identified the subject as ‘The Plain outside Beauvoisin’, although it is not clear how he arrived at this conclusion. Finberg 1909, I, p.572.

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