Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford: Folly Bridge, Seen from the North-West


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 207 x 266 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest L S

Catalogue entry

Compare Tate D01879 (Turner Bequest XLIV C), showing the diametrically opposite view. For the dating of this drawing and contemporary views in the Oxford area, see under Tate D02358 (Turner Bequest L Q).
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Blue paint smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Isis Bridge Oxford’; the handwriting in this inscription is very similar to that on a sheet probably in use in 1794 (Tate D40254; verso of D01109, Turner Bequest XXXVI O), on which Turner has listed ‘Mr Harris | Wolverhamp[t]on | Salisbury | Keswick | Cambridge | Mal[me]sbury | Peterborough | [?Abingdon’.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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