Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketches of Town

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19688
Turner Bequest CCXVI 70

Catalogue entry

Here Turner pictures a wooden bridge crossing a river or stream leading to part of a town at the base of a ridge. Atop the heights in the background is what appears to be a fortification, with a square watchtower at centre.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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