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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lee Pen and Tweed Bridge at Innerleithen 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Lee Pen and Tweed Bridge at Innerleithen 1834
D26126
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘6’ lower right
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘17’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVIII – 17’ top right running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pointed hill in the background of this sketch is Lee Pen to the north of Innerleithen, as Turner noted on folio 16 (D26124). The ‘6’ arch bridge to the right is the Tweed Bridge over the River Tweed to the south-east of the town, making this a view from the road to Traquair House to the south. Sketches made at Innerleithen and Traquair are on folios 14 verso–18 (D26121–D26128).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Lee Pen and Tweed Bridge at Innerleithen 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2010, 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-lee-pen-and-tweed-bridge-at-innerleithen-r1136054, accessed 15 October 2019.