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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Town with a Long Bridge c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Town with a Long Bridge c.1824
D20552
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 235v
Pencil on blue wove paper, 281 x 192 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch appears on the verso of D20551 (CCXXIV 235). To the left is a tall building with a pitched roof; stretching out to the right of this is a long bridge with numerous arches. The outlines of buildings are just about discernible running along the ridge of the hill in the distance.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 140 x 192mm. The other half is blank and unaccessioned. There is discolouration along the top right corner of the sheet.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Town with a Long Bridge c.1824 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-town-with-a-long-bridge-r1202157, accessed 20 April 2024.