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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Bridge with Five Arches 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
A Bridge with Five Arches 1808
D07138
Turner Bequest CVI 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘303’ bottom right and ‘5’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CVI 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The bridge is unidentified. It may be the same as appears in a slighter sketch on folio 6 (D07139), perhaps from the other side as there seems to be the silhouette of a town on the skyline.
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David Blayney Brown
July 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Bridge with Five Arches 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-bridge-with-five-arches-r1129564, accessed 28 May 2022.