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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford: Folly Bridge, Seen from the North-West 1797-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Oxford: Folly Bridge, Seen from the North-West 1797–8
D02360
Turner Bequest L S
Pencil on white wove paper, 207 x 266 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Mortar]’, ‘[?Lath]’, ‘[?Silver]’, ‘Y’, ‘S’ and ‘DS’ at various points in the drawing
Inscribed in red ink ‘L.S.’ bottom right
Stamped in black ink ‘L – S’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Compare Tate D01879 (Turner Bequest XLIV C), showing the diametrically opposite view. For the dating of this drawing and contemporary views in the Oxford area, see under Tate D02358 (Turner Bequest L Q).
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Verso:
Blue paint smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Isis Bridge Oxford’; the handwriting in this inscription is very similar to that on a sheet probably in use in 1794 (Tate D40254; verso of D01109, Turner Bequest XXXVI O), on which Turner has listed ‘Mr Harris | Wolverhamp[t]on | Salisbury | Keswick | Cambridge | Mal[me]sbury | Peterborough | [?Abingdon’.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Oxford: Folly Bridge, Seen from the North-West 1797–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, 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-oxford-folly-bridge-seen-from-the-north-west-r1150290, accessed 19 September 2019.