Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Classical River or Harbour 1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Classical River or Harbour
Date 1805
Medium Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05511
Turner Bequest XC 15
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Catalogue entry

A similar composition, with the addition of a bridge and fortifications, is sketched on folio 16 of the sketchbook (D05512). Both are probably classicised variants of scenery at Richmond.
Verso:
Blank save for some splashes of greenish wash.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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