Joseph Mallord William TurnerBenson, from the South-West near the Entrance to the Lock, looking over the Weirs to St Helen's Church 1805

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Artist
Title
Benson, from the South-West near the Entrance to the Lock, looking over the Weirs to St Helen's Church
Date 1805
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 259 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05918
Turner Bequest XCV 14
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Benson, from the South-West near the Entrance to the Lock, looking over the Weirs to St Helen’s Church 1805
D05918
Turner Bequest XCV 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 370 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Benson’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook. For another probable view of Benson and its church from near the weirs from the sketchbook see Tate D05917; Turner Bequest XCV 13.
There are smudges of green watercolour near the right margin.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

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