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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Llangollen: Bridge over the River Dee 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 82 Verso:
Llangollen: Bridge over the River Dee 1808
D06970
Turner Bequest CIV 81a
Pencil on white laid paper, 98 x 162 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See Introduction for Turner’s travels in North Wales in 1808, and his fondness for fishing. The subject is likely to be Llangollen. For other probable views in this sketchbook see note to folio 77 verso (D06960; Turner Bequest CIV 76a). As all these are drawn with the book inverted, Turner may have been working from the back of it at this point.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Llangollen: Bridge over the River Dee 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-llangollen-bridge-over-the-river-dee-r1133726, accessed 23 September 2019.