Joseph Mallord William Turner A Church and Cottages by the Thames: ?Clifton Hampden 1805

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A Church and Cottages by the Thames: ?Clifton Hampden
From Hesperides (2) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIV
Date 1805
Medium Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 143 x 228 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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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