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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridges and Houses, Probably in Devon 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Bridges and Houses, Probably in Devon 1814
D09488
Turner Bequest CXXXII 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Part watermark ‘Iv
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This carefully delineated subject remains unidentified, though it is likely to be a Devon village. There are figures and possibly pack animals on the main bridge in the middle distance, with what appears to be a subsidiary bridge in the left foreground, and possibly a low footbridge below the houses on the right.
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Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Bridges and Houses, Probably in Devon 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bridges-and-houses-probably-in-devon-r1147030, accessed 20 September 2021.