This tracing was made from a perspective study of the north side of Robert Adam’s Pulteney Bridge, Bath (Tate D17081; Turner Bequest CXCV 111), drawn in connection with Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. Turner based his drawing on an aquatint of ‘Pulteney Bridge from the Road’ by the younger Thomas Malton (1748–1804). There is another, incomplete tracing of the subject on the verso (D40007). Maurice Davies suggests that Turner may have left this series of drawings unfinished because they would be too small for lecturing.1 See Diagrams 58 and 59 (Tate D17083, D17084; Turner Bequest CXCV 113, 114) for the final versions.
Davies 1992, p.108 note 6.
See Tate D40007.
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