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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View from the Bastei Bridge with the Viewing Platform on the Right 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 55 Recto:
View from the Bastei Bridge with the Viewing Platform on the Right 1835
D30992
Turner Bequest CCCVI 55
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 170 x 104 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘55’ top right and ‘3’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Ell[...]’ centre towards top left
Stamped in black ‘CCCVI 55’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner took this sketch on the Bastei Bridge, a walkway connecting some of the pinnacles of the Bastei rocks to a viewing platform depicted at right. Beyond is the Elbe valley. Turner has inscribed the sketch ‘Ell[...]’ at centre. See also Tate D30981–D31001; Turner Bequest CCCVI 49a–59a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘View from the Bastei Bridge with the Viewing Platform on the Right 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-view-from-the-bastei-bridge-with-the-viewing-platform-on-the-r1186864, accessed 22 February 2020.