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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Chantry on Wakefield Bridge 1797-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Chantry on Wakefield Bridge 1797–8
Turner Bequest XXXVI A
Pencil on white wove paper, 287 x 511 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVI A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner drew Wakefield Bridge with its chantry in his North of England sketchbook (Tate D00915; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10); this is an enlargement of the principal outlines of that view, presumably made in preparation for the finished watercolour that Turner developed from his sketch (British Museum, London).1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.326 no.241, reproduced.
Technical notes:
There are several vertical creases.
Blank; some slight paint smears; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Chantry on Wakefield Bridge 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-the-chantry-on-wakefield-bridge-r1150273, accessed 24 June 2022.