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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridge over the River Teith at Doune, with Doune Castle Beyond 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 149 Verso:
Bridge over the River Teith at Doune, with Doune Castle Beyond 1801
D03201
Turner Bequest LVI 147a
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘mott | 97’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 150 recto opposite (D03202; Turner Bequest LVI 148). Like the sketch on folios 148 verso–149 recto (D03199–D03200; Turner Bequest LVI 146a–147), this drawing was used in the development of the large colour study, Tate D08281 (Turner Bequest CXXI Y), which was probably executed with a large watercolour of the castle in mind. Finberg’s identification of the structure as the Bridge of Allan1 was corrected by Henry Crawford.2

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.149.
2
See Crawford 1936, p.17.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bridge over the River Teith at Doune, with Doune Castle Beyond 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bridge-over-the-river-teith-at-doune-with-doune-castle-r1179397, accessed 25 February 2021.