Here Turner shows the two portions of Walton Bridge as rebuilt by James Paine. The upper sketch shows a section with its distinctive fan-shaped piers (see also folios 47 and 51 (D10488, D10496; Turner Bequest CXL 41, 45) and white stone trim, noticed in Turner’s colour notes. The bridge underneath is the other section with its irregular arches. Collectively the studies of Walton Bridge in this sketchbook might be associated with the watercolour (private collection)1 ngraved by J.C. Varrall in 1830 for Picturesque Views in England and Wales.
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.396 no.824.
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