Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats on the Thames near Isleworth 1805

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Boats on the Thames near Isleworth
From Hesperides (1) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIII
Date 1805
Medium Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 171 x 262 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XCIII 27 a
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Hill suggests this is the view from Sion (or Syon) Ferry House, looking upstream from near Isleworth wharf with the towpath on the opposite bank, and the London Apprentice inn and the church to the right. Two barges are being unloaded to a waiting wagon at low tide.

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

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