Joseph Mallord William Turner

Industrial Buildings by the River Thames around Hammersmith; Trees by the Thames, Possibly with Old Putney Bridge Beyond

c.1827

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22447
Turner Bequest CCXL 65

Catalogue entry

At the bottom right is a cluster of waterfront buildings including two tall chimneys, with a boat in the foreground apparently inscribed ‘w’ for white. The scene is probably on the River Thames near Hammersmith, like the views on adjacent pages. Above, drawn inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is a wooded prospect, possibly along the banks of the Thames, with buildings or a bridge, possibly Old Putney Bridge in the distance on the left. The trees towards the gutter, again inverted, appear to be continued from the distant view of Hammersmith Bridge from the Barnes side on folio 64 verso opposite (D22446).
For other views along the Thames between the bridges at Hammersmith and Putney, see under folio 58 verso (D22434).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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