Joseph Mallord William Turner

Houses, with Trees: ?Hammersmith

c.1806–8

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06133
Turner Bequest XCVII 58

Catalogue entry

A very similar view is on folio 60 of the sketchbook (D06135). As Wilkinson notes of the present drawing, ‘this perhaps shows Turner’s house in Upper Mall – from the river. It certainly looks like Hammersmith.’ Two buildings appear to be marked with a cross, and one might be Turner’s. 6 West End, Upper Mall, which he used from autumn 1806 until late 1811, was a white house overlooking the Thames and with a garden extending to the water’s edge. It no longer stands.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
September 2008

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