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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Town on the Bend of a Wide River, with a Church and Distant Eight-Arched Bridge 1797-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Town on the Bend of a Wide River, with a Church and Distant Eight-Arched Bridge 1797–8
D02361
Turner Bequest L T
Pencil on white wove paper, 207 x 266 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘L.T’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘L – T’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner scholar C.F. Bell tentatively identified this subject as a view of Marlow,1 on the Thames in Buckinghamshire. For the dating of this drawing and contemporary views in the Oxford area, see under Tate D02358 (Turner Bequest L Q).
1
MS note ‘? Marlow. CFB’ by A.J. Finberg in his annotated, interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, vol.I, opposite p.128.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Town on the Bend of a Wide River, with a Church and Distant Eight-Arched Bridge 1797–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-town-on-the-bend-of-a-wide-river-with-a-church-and-distant-r1150285, accessed 14 August 2022.