Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Church and Cottages by the Thames: ?Clifton Hampden

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40637

Catalogue entry

Almost certainly Clifton Hampden with its church on a bluff above the Thames, as seen also in a sighter sketch on folio 34 verso of the sketchbook (D05887). Turner’s inscription, which Finberg read as ‘“Wellingham” or “Walsingham”’, would thus denote Wittenham, nearby.

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

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