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Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851

Devil's Bridge, Saint Gotthard's Pass

Former Title(s):

Devil's Bridge, St. Gotthard's Pass

ca. 1804
Watercolor, white wax crayon and scraping out on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 41 5/8 x 29 7/8 inches (105.7 x 75.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | landscape | meteorology | mountains | rainbow | river | science | trees
Associated Places:
Devil's Bridge | Europe | Reuss | Saint Gotthard Pass | Schweiz | Schöllenen Gorge | Switzerland
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IIIF Manifest:

Picturesque and Sublime - Thomas Cole's Trans-Atlantic Inheritance (Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 2018-04-29 - 2018-11-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

J.M.W. Turner, R.A.: The Great Watercolors (Royal Academy of Arts, 2000-12-02 - 2001-02-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Art of Seeing - John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye (Phoenix Art Museum, 1993-03-06 - 1993-09-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

J. M. W. Turner (Musée du Louvre, 1983-10-14 - 1984-01-16) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Works of Splendor and Imagination - The Exhibition Watercolor 1770-1870 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-09-16 - 1981-11-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 7, 31, no. 127, color plate 10, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Timothy J. Barringer, Picturesque and sublime : Thomas Cole's trans-Atlantic inheritance, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2018, pp. 132-3, no. 22, NJ18 .C67 B37 2018 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Franny Moyle, Turner : The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner, New York, 2016, p. 217, NJ18 T85 M79 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Graham Reynolds, Turner : with a new introduction by David Blayney Brown, Thames & Hudson, London, fig. 38, NJ18.T85 R49 2020 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 7, 31, no. 127, color pl. 10, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric Shanes, The life and masterworks of J.M.W. Turner, Parkstone Press, New York, 2008, pp. 120-21, NJ18 T85 S441 2008 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eric Shanes, Turner, the great watercolours , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2000, pp. 21, 88-89, cat. no. 20, NJ18 T85 S446 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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