Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from the Bastei Bridge with the Viewing Platform on the Right

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 × 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D30992
Turner Bequest CCCVI 55

Catalogue entry

Turner took this sketch on the Bastei Bridge, a walkway connecting some of the pinnacles of the Bastei rocks to a viewing platform depicted at right. Beyond is the Elbe valley. Turner has inscribed the sketch ‘Ell[...]’ at centre. See also Tate D30981–D31001; Turner Bequest CCCVI 49a–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

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