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Bedford, Bedfordshire

Accession Number
2014/2.373

Title
Bedford, Bedfordshire

Artist(s)
Joseph Mallord William Turner

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1829-1830

Medium & Support
watercolor with bodycolor, stopping-out and scraping on paper

Dimensions
13 3/4 in x 19 1/4 in (34.92 cm x 48.89 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Marvin H. (AB '57) and Mary M. Davidson, 2014/2.373

Subject matter
The painting depicts the river Ouse near London, a bridge (constructed 1811-13), St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Swan Inn in the distance. Two groups of figures are shown fishing and boating.

Physical Description
A river cuts through the middle of the composition, leading under a bridge in the background to the rising skyline of a city, with a church spire rising most prominently. In the left foreground, two men prepare to fish; in the right foreground, several boats are about to collide.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
cityscape

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
boats
bridges (built works)
cityscapes (representations)
fishing
landscapes (environments)
rivers
topographical views
water (inorganic material)

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