In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28192
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 13 a

Catalogue entry

Cecilia Powell has suggested that these cursory sketches show Mézières.1 The largest drawing depicts a small building on the banks of a canal, a bridge visible at centre. A church can be seen on the horizon; trees at left and right are suggested in free scalloped line. At the uppermost register is a further sketch, hastily rendered, depicting an arched bridge. This is possibly a detail of the principal and largest drawing.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

1
Powell 1991, Appendix p.216.

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