Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Barge on the Frozen River Thames

?1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06631
Turner Bequest CI 12

Catalogue entry

See Introduction to the sketchbook for the group of sketches of the frozen Thames and the possibility that these date from the great frost of January 1814. Here, fragments of ice float in the river, and the sun breaks through clouds.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
December 2006

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