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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Llandeilo: The Broken Bridge over the River Tywi (Towy), with Dynevor Castle Beyond 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Llandeilo: The Broken Bridge over the River Tywi (Towy), with Dynevor Castle Beyond 1798
D01271
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 229 x 332 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘21’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXVIII 21’ bottom left, descending vertically
The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. A finished watercolour showing the same subject, Llandilo Bridge and Dinevor Castle (National Museum Wales, Cardiff),1 was exhibited in 1796 and so must have been based on an earlier drawing. Other views of the castle are on the rectos of folios 22, 29, 31 and 33 (D01275, D01272, D01274, D01276; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 24a, 22, 24, 25). Another view of the bridge at Llandeilo, with the town beyond, is in the Dynevor Castle sketchbook (Tate D01548–D01549; Turner Bequest XL 51a–52).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.140, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Llandeilo: The Broken Bridge over the River Tywi (Towy), with Dynevor Castle Beyond 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-llandeilo-the-broken-bridge-over-the-river-tywi-towy-with-r1173166, accessed 27 October 2021.