J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Bridge in a Wooded Valley with a Tower Beyond, Probably in South-West Devon 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 244 Verso:
A Bridge in a Wooded Valley with a Tower Beyond, Probably in South-West Devon 1813
D09414
Turner Bequest CXXXI 155a
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, this drawing is part of a sequence working in from the back cover of the sketchbook, which correlates with accounts of a voyage Turner and others made from Plymouth south-east to Burgh Island, returning by land from Kingsbridge (see folio 252 verso; D09430; Turner Bequest CXXXI 163a) towards Plymouth. The sequence begins on folio 275 (D09476; Turner Bequest CXXXI 186a), under which the overall trip is discussed, and may extend as far as folio 228 verso (Tate D09382; Turner Bequest CXXXI 139a). The subject is as yet unidentified, but is seen again on folio 243 verso (D09412; Turner Bequest CXXXI 154a), and the same bridge may be shown on folio 242 verso (D09410; Turner Bequest CXXXI 153a).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Bridge in a Wooded Valley with a Tower Beyond, Probably in South-West Devon 1813 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-bridge-in-a-wooded-valley-with-a-tower-beyond-probably-in-r1148144, accessed 01 December 2020.