Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Torridge near Bideford

1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09561
Turner Bequest CXXXII 76

Catalogue entry

Turner’s emphatic inscription indicates that this is a view at Bideford, but the lack of clear landmarks makes the viewpoint difficult to establish. The setting is presumably the banks of the River Torridge near the town, with low hills beyond; for other views, see under folio 79 recto (D09564).
Technical notes:
There is some staining to the right-hand edge of the leaf.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2014

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