Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wetherby Bridge and Town from Downstream on the River Wharfe

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10884
Turner Bequest CXLIV 9

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued to the right from folio 8 verso (D10883), opposite. The view is taken from a viewpoint on the left bank of the River Wharfe, looking upstream to Wetherby Bridge, with the old St James’s Church1 at the extreme right. The viewpoint is closer to the bridge than in the preceding sketch, folio 8 recto (D10882).

David Hill
January 2009

1
The present church was built 1839–41.

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