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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cardiff Bridge and Castle 1795-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Cardiff Bridge and Castle 1795–6
Turner Bequest XXVIII Q
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 230 x 350 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXVIII – Q’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner recorded the subject in his Smaller South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00471; Turner Bequest XXV 10). He returned to the same spot on his tour to Wales in 1798, and drew the scene from this viewpoint a second time in his Cyfarthfa sketchbook (Tate D01642; Turner Bequest XLI 13).
The sheet was exhibited in the Fourth Loan Collection at Sheffield, as recorded in William White’s 1896 catalogue, but Finberg noted it had been withdrawn from the ongoing circulating tour by 1909; as it is not listed in the catalogue for the 1906 Manchester showing,1 the venues between 1896 and 1905 are listed here only tentatively.
A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Studies & Drawings ... by Frederic Shields ...Drawings and Sketches by J.M.W. Turner, exhibition catalogue, Municipal School of Art, Manchester 1906.
Technical notes:
The sheet is somewhat stained.
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Cardiff Bridge and Castle 1795–6 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-cardiff-bridge-and-castle-r1141183, accessed 25 May 2022.