Joseph Mallord William TurnerBanks of the River Thames c.1808

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Artist
Title
Banks of the River Thames
From Greenwich Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CII
Date c.1808
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 76 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06789
Turner Bequest CII 35 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Verso:
Banks of the River Thames circa 1808
D06789
Turner Bequest CII 35a
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These two strips of Thames riverbank, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, continue on folio 36 (D06790). Rural and wooded, they are presumably to the west of London.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

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