Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ouse Bridge, York, from the Junction of the Rivers Ouse and Foss


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 154 × 97 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLIV 19 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread, continued to the right on folio 20 (D10905), opposite, recording the view from the left bank of the River Ouse, just below its junction with the River Foss, looking north to the Ouse Bridge, with (from left to right, across the spread) the tower of St Martin-cum-Gregory, the spire of All Saints, North Street, Ouse Bridge, Clifford’s Tower with the spire of St Mary’s, Castlegate beyond and behind that the Minster, with the entrance to the Foss in the right foreground. The panorama is continued further to the right on a succeeding folio 21 (D10906) to include Castle Mills Bridge and the New Debtor’s Prison (1709) beyond.

David Hill
January 2009

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