Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River Scene, with Thames Barges

c.1825

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 188 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18637
Turner Bequest CCXII 33

Catalogue entry

This is one of a sequence of twenty-five recto pages of watercolour landscape, sea and sky compositions between folio 9 recto (D18609) and folio 34 recto (D18638), many of which evoke quiet Thames Valley scenes with water in the foreground; for a checklist and general comments, see the sketchbook’s Introduction. Whether from direct observation or recollection, this one shows typical Thames barges; compare the pencil study of a mast and sails on folio 32 recto (D18636).
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Matthew Imms
December 2014

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