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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridge near the Gallery of Gondo 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Verso:
Bridge near the Gallery of Gondo 1819
D16935
Turner Bequest CXCIV 24 a
Pencil and grey watercolour wash on white wove paper, 121 x 195 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject of this sketch is very faint but it appears to depict the bridge spanning the Alpienbach (also known as the Fressinone or Frassinone) waterfall from within the Swiss entrance (or Italian exit) of the Gallery of Gondo. For a description of the location and the view looking in the opposite direction towards the bridge see folio 23 verso (D16933).

Nicola Moorby
May 2011

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Bridge near the Gallery of Gondo 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, 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-bridge-near-the-gallery-of-gondo-r1132810, accessed 25 October 2021.