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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wooded Scenes with a Bridge, Probably in the Thames Valley c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Wooded Scenes with a Bridge, Probably in the Thames Valley c.1825
D18612
Turner Bequest CCXII 10a
Pencil on white wove paper, 188 x 114 mm
Part watermark ‘lee | 19’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, there are two slight sketches here. The lower shows barely more than a few trees; the upper indicates a bridge with several arches in a wooded valley with a building or buildings on the left. Like the majority of drawings in this sketchbook, these studies were probably made in the rural Thames Valley; see the Introduction.
Technical notes:
There is some offsetting or rubbing from the watercolour study on folio 11 recto opposite (D18613).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Wooded Scenes with a Bridge, Probably in the Thames Valley c.1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-wooded-scenes-with-a-bridge-probably-in-the-thames-valley-r1172729, accessed 19 October 2021.