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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Three Arches of a Bridge c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Three Arches of a Bridge c.1824
D20551
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 235
Pencil on blue wove paper, 281 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 235’ bottom left, descending vertically
Inscribed in ink ‘235’ bottom right.
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Three arches of a bridge can be seen in this very faint pencil sketch. A series of vertical and horizontal marks around these forms suggest other types of buildings in what may be a town. There is another drawing on the verso (D20552; CCXXIV 235v).
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 140 x 192mm. The other half is blank and unaccessioned. There is discolouration along the bottom right corner of the sheet.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Three Arches of a Bridge c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-three-arches-of-a-bridge-r1202156, accessed 17 April 2024.