Joseph Mallord William Turner ?A River, with Rushes c.1834

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Title
?A River, with Rushes
Date c.1834
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 77 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28804
Turner Bequest CCXCI b 13
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Turner often developed landscape ideas by means of rough colour sketches. In this tiny sketchbook Turner clearly explored his memories and/or imaginings, rather than recorded his direct observations. On the present page he elaborated a memorable river scene, although the visual data is so relatively minimal that the imagery verges on abstraction.

September 2004

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