Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figure Fishing in a Boat on the Thames Near Isleworth

1822

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 188 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17714
Turner Bequest CCI 40 a

Catalogue entry

In this sketch, made with the book inverted, of two small boats on a river, the figure in the nearest boat appears to be fishing with a rod. The sail has been lowered and the boat is probably moored up to the bank. Behind him, seen between trees on the river bank and in the distance is a mansion, set back some distance from the river. Although it has not been identified with any certainty, it may be one of several houses near Isleworth (see folio 39 verso; D17712).
The page shows signs of being damaged and repaired at the inner edge.

Thomas Ardill
November 2008

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