Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kew Palace from the Thames: the Dutch House in the Foreground and the New Palace behind; Syon House in the Middle Distance

1805

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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
D05501
Turner Bequest XC 8 a

Catalogue entry

From a viewpoint on a boat mid-river, this sketch shows the old and new buildings of Kew Palace; the Dutch House with its gables and chimneys and, behind it, the larger castellated palace designed by James Wyatt. Construction of the latter had commenced in 1801 and would be abandoned in 1811. For views of the new building from the opposite bank of the Thames see folio 11 of the sketchbook (D05505). Syon House is also seen, in the middle distance.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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