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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A View of a Valley with a Bridge c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A View of a Valley with a Bridge c.1830
D24977
Turner Bequest CCLXI 5
Pencil on blue wove paper, 138 x 194 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...]’ top right and ‘[...]’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 5’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The high vantage point presented in this pencil sketch provides an expansive view of a valley running through a range of hills. To the right of centre is a bridge with four arches, suggesting the course of a river. Illegible inscriptions appear towards the top right and bottom left of the sheet.
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 ‘D24977’ bottom left. Inscribed in pencil ‘231 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A View of a 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-view-of-a-valley-with-a-bridge-r1202169, accessed 23 April 2024.