Joseph Mallord William Turner

Henley from the East, from the Maidenhead Road, Looking over the Bridge, with the Angel on the Bridge Inn to the Left

1805

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 2459 x 367 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05911
Turner Bequest XCV 7

Catalogue entry

This was a right-hand from the sketchbook. If Turner arrived at Henley by river, he must have left his boat for an excursion around the town. As Hill observes, this view is from the Maidenhead road on Remenham Hill, looking down to the bridge (built 1786) and town, with the fourteenth-century Angel or the Bridge inn on the left and tower of St Mary’s Church to the right. Turner shows the coach road in the centre foreground as rutted and worn.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

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