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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Prebends' Bridge and the Watergate, Durham 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Prebends’ Bridge and the Watergate, Durham 1817
Turner Bequest CLVII 9v
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The main part of this view is on folio 10 recto opposite (D12330); the continuation here of trees and distant buildings on the east bank of the Wear is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1
This is one of a continuous run of drawings of Durham, beginning on folio 6 recto (D12325) and concluding on folio 14 recto (D12334), with one further sketch on folio 76 verso (D12414). For Turner’s other visits to the city, see the entry for D12325.
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.449.
Technical notes:
There is a small, dark deposit tailing off towards the bottom of the left-hand edge, which also affects the recto (D12328).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Prebends’ Bridge and the Watergate, Durham 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-prebends-bridge-and-the-watergate-durham-r1139328, accessed 28 November 2020.