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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A River in a Steep Valley with a Bridge c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A River in a Steep Valley with a Bridge c.1830
D25006
Turner Bequest CCLXI 34
Pencil on blue wove paper, 136 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 34’ bottom right
Inscribed in ink ‘34’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In the foreground to the left is a river and to the right are trees. In the middle ground two steep hillsides roll down to create a valley through which a river flows. In the distance, three arches describe the form of a bridge.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ‘232 | O’ bottom right. Inscribed in pencil ‘D25006’ bottom right of centre.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A River in a Steep Valley with a Bridge c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-river-in-a-steep-valley-with-a-bridge-r1202173, accessed 20 April 2024.