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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Durham, with the Cathedral, Castle, and Elvet Bridge 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Durham, with the Cathedral, Castle, and Elvet Bridge 1797
D01017
Turner Bequest XXXV 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘E & P’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil with colour notes including ‘X’, ‘RB’, ‘LB’, ‘V’, ‘BI’, ‘W’, ‘PB’, ‘P’, ‘R’ and ‘S’ in the drawing
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 14’ bottom left, descending vertically
This drawing, made with the page turned horizontally, shows the Elvet Bridge from upstream, with the principal features of the city ranged beyond it; a view of the bridge from downstream is in the contemporary North of England sketchbook (Tate D00937; Turner Bequest XXXIV 31).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram, inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.14’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Durham, with the Cathedral, Castle, and Elvet Bridge 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-durham-with-the-cathedral-castle-and-elvet-bridge-r1150183, accessed 26 November 2020.