Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Teign Bridge, between Kingsteignton and Newton Abbott

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 × 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08526
Turner Bequest CXXIII 83 a

Catalogue entry

The significance of Turner’s inscription is elusive, but it may indicate the bridge on the Exeter Road over River Teign, between Kingsteignton to the east and Newton Abbot to the south. If so the bridge has since been altered or replaced, but the setting remains rural. The site is between others which he drew in this area of south-east Devon area, such as Teignmouth to the east (see under folio 71 verso; D08499; CXXIII 68a) and Ogwell Mill, west of Newton Abbott (see under folio 76 recto; D08508; CXXIII 73).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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