Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Wooded River Bank, Eel Traps in the Water c.1807

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Artist
Title
A Wooded River Bank, Eel Traps in the Water
From River Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVI
Date c.1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05979
Turner Bequest XCVI 18
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
A Wooded River Bank, Eel Traps in the Water circa 1807
D05979
Turner Bequest XCVI 18
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 18’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The bank in this faint sketch presumably belongs to the Thames, perhaps near Twickenham or Hammersmith. See also folio 19 of the sketchbook (D05980).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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