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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Devil's Bridge from the Andermatt Road; the Road to Wassen on the Right 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Recto:
The Devil’s Bridge from the Andermatt Road; the Road to Wassen on the Right 1802
D04629
Turner Bequest LXXV 37
Pencil, black and white chalk on white wove paper prepared with grey wash, 315 x 473 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘37’ bottom right and blue ink ‘7’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘LXXV 37’ bottom left, descending vertically, and again bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
A label inscribed by Turner ‘Le Pont de Diable Mt Gothard’ is numbered ‘7’, as is this drawing. The drawing was taken from the road from Andermatt, looking along the River Reuss towards the Devil’s Bridge; the road towards Wassen runs along the right bank of the river. A more distant view from this sketchbook is D04630; Turner Bequest LXXV 38. 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.
Verso:
Blank
Inscribed by and unknown hand in pencil ‘247’

David Blayney Brown
October 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Devil’s Bridge from the Andermatt Road; the Road to Wassen on the Right 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-from-the-andermatt-road-the-road-to-wassen-r1146495, accessed 23 May 2022.