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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Devil's Bridge and Gorge of the River Reuss 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
The Devil’s Bridge and Gorge of the River Reuss 1802
Turner Bequest LXXV 38
Pencil, black and white chalk or gouache on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 315 x 473 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘38’ bottom right and blue ink ‘11’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 38’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Turner’s label for this quick sketch, also numbered ‘11’, reads ‘Mt Gothard’. The view is taken from further away from the Devil’s Bridge than D04629; Turner Bequest LXXV 37 from this sketchbook. A closer view of the bridge also from this book is D04629; Turner Bequest LXXV 37. For Turner’s visit to the St Gotthard Pass and Reuss gorge in 1802 see Introduction to the sketchbook and notes to D04628; Turner Bequest LXXV 36.

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Devil’s Bridge and Gorge of the River Reuss 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-devils-bridge-and-gorge-of-the-river-reuss-r1146496, accessed 21 May 2022.