Joseph Mallord William Turner

Classical Buildings by a River

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05539
Turner Bequest XC 33

Catalogue entry

Finberg inferred a relationship to Windsor Castle from the Thames of circa 1805 (Tate T03870; displayed at Petworth House),1 a colour study for which is on folio 29 verso of the sketchbook (D05532). However, as Hill observes, the arrangement is classical but derived from scenery at Richmond as seen from upstream, as for example on folio 19 (D05516).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Butlin Joll 1984, p.113 no.149 (pl.156).

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