Joseph Mallord William Turner

Valley with a Distant Bridge and Tower

c.1825

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 911 x 1222 mm
frame: 1040 x 1350 x 65 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N05505

Catalogue entry

256. [N05505] Valley with a Distant Bridge and Tower c. 1825

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (5505)

Canvas, 35 7/8 × 48 1/8 (91 × 122)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856; transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Exh. Arts Council tour 1952 (7).

Lit. Davies 1946, p. 162.

An unfinished oil with few parallels in Turner's work; perhaps the nearest is Evening Landscape, Chichester Canal (No. 282 [N05563]), also tentatively dated to c. 1825. There are other parallels, rather more developed in style it would seem, among the Italian sketches of 1828, e.g. Nos. 318–24; the scene here is possibly but not necessarily Italian.

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984

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