Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Shrewsbury: The Castle and Town; the Welsh Bridge

?1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22283
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 72

Catalogue entry

This page comprises disjointed studies of Shrewsbury Castle and the nearby tower of Shrewsbury School (now Shrewsbury Library) from the north, with the church spires of St Mary the Virgin and St Alkmund. Compare the views on folios 72 recto and verso (D22281, D22282; Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 71, 71a). Below are sketches of the five-arched Welsh Bridge over the River Severn west of the castle.
For other views of Shrewsbury, see under folio 24 recto (D22182).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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