Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wooded Scenes with a Bridge, Probably in the Thames Valley

c.1825

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 188 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18612
Turner Bequest CCXII 10 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are two slight sketches here. The lower shows barely more than a few trees; the upper indicates a bridge with several arches in a wooded valley with a building or buildings on the left. Like the majority of drawings in this sketchbook, these studies were probably made in the rural Thames Valley; see the Introduction.
Technical notes:
There is some offsetting or rubbing from the watercolour study on folio 11 recto opposite (D18613).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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