Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bridge Church and Bridge at Susa, with the Castle beyond

1836

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29237
Turner Bequest CCXCIV 13

Catalogue entry

As Finberg surmised, this sketch records the Chiese del Ponte and bridge at Susa. The Castello di Adelaide is in the background.
This side of the page is bound is bound as the verso although it was described as the recto by Finberg. The other side, properly 13 recto, is blank but inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘13’ top right and with the Turner Bequest schedule number ‘357’ bottom right. It was obviously presented as the recto when the page was inscribed and numbered. It is not clear why Finberg chose to ignore this in his numbering unless he preferred to prioritise the drawn side.

David Hill
June 2010

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