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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Gote Bridge and the River Derwent, Cockermouth 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Gote Bridge and the River Derwent, Cockermouth 1809
D07542
Turner Bequest CX 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this quite careful drawing, the Derwent flows under Gote Bridge, on the outskirts of Cockermouth. Cockermouth Castle, with the round (archers’) tower at left and the flag tower at right, is glimpsed in the distance above the town. For Cockermouth Castle and views in this sketchbook, see Introduction.
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Gote Bridge and the River Derwent, Cockermouth 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2009, 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-gote-bridge-and-the-river-derwent-cockermouth-r1135657, accessed 22 September 2019.