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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Worcester: The Severn Bridge with Churches and the Cathedral Beyond ?1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Worcester: The Severn Bridge with Churches and the Cathedral Beyond ?1831
D22156
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 191 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘4’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXIX – 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a single-page reprise, made from a little to the north, of the view of Worcester on folios 2 verso–3 recto (D22154, D22155), looking south-east across the River Severn beside Hylton Road. The tower of All Saints Church, the steeple of St Andrew’s and the silhouette of Worcester Cathedral are seen beyond the bridge. The view remains recognisable, although the buildings on the right do not survive.
For other views of Worcester, see under D22154.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Worcester: The Severn Bridge with Churches and the Cathedral Beyond ?1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-worcester-the-severn-bridge-with-churches-and-the-cathedral-r1148801, accessed 28 October 2020.