Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Chantry on Wakefield Bridge

1797–8

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 287 × 511 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01095
Turner Bequest XXXVI A

Catalogue entry

Turner drew Wakefield Bridge with its chantry in his North of England sketchbook (Tate D00915; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10); this is an enlargement of the principal outlines of that view, presumably made in preparation for the finished watercolour that Turner developed from his sketch (British Museum, London).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.326 no.241, reproduced.
Technical notes:
There are several vertical creases.
Verso:
Blank; some slight paint smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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