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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bridgnorth and High Rock from the North ?1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 78 Verso:
Bridgnorth and High Rock from the North ?1831
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 77a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 191 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject has been identified as Bridgnorth by Ian Warrell;1 the view is southwards along the valley of the River Severn, with the profile of High Rock on the left and the church towers of St Mary Magdalene’s and St Leonard’s on the skyline at the centre. In the right foreground is a cluster of buildings with a tall chimney, presumably indicating some kind of forge or manufactory. There is possibly a short word inscribed below the chimney, but it is difficult to make out. For other views of Bridgnorth, see under folio 1 recto (D22151).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Bridgnorth and High Rock from the North ?1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-bridgnorth-and-high-rock-from-the-north-r1148942, accessed 29 November 2021.