Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Cliffs of Cliviger Gorge with a Bridge in the Foreground

1799

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 329 × 225 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01978
Turner Bequest XLV 40 a

Catalogue entry

Although this drawing, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is too slight to furnish conclusive evidence, it almost certainly shows the same line of cliffs as those on the versos of folios 37, 38 and 39 (D01972, D01974, D01976). Like that on D01974, this depicts a short section of the ridge, with its long green slopes crowned by characteristic sheer black gritstone rocks.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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