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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views of 'Fulham Bridge' from Terrace 1821

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Views of ‘Fulham Bridge’ from Terrace 1821
Turner Bequest CCXI 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 189 x 113 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Fulham Bridge’ centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner inscribed these three sketches ‘Fulham Bridge’. Each shows the multi-arched bridge over the Thames from a different angle from a terrace. The bottom sketch includes a screen of trees with two figures at the right. On the recto of this page is a sketch of a screen of trees and the arch of a bridge which is likely to have been made at Fulham also: folio 2 (Tate 18527; Turner Bequest CCXI 2). A sketch of cows in a meadow on folio 38 verso (Tate D18584; Turner Bequest CCXI 38a) is also executed in the same manner so may have been made on the same occasion. Turner made a composition study of a view at nearby Twickenham on folio 41 (Tate D18589; Turner Bequest CCXI 41).

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Views of ‘Fulham Bridge’ from Terrace 1821 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, 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-views-of-fulham-bridge-from-terrace-r1146224, accessed 22 November 2019.