Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kew Palace with Syon House in the Distance to the Right; the Dutch House in the Foreground

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
D05556
Turner Bequest XC 42

Catalogue entry

For another view of Kew, including the Dutch House, and Syon, seen from the middle of the Thames, see folio 8 verso of the sketchbook (D05501). For a classical composition possibly based on this view, with a similar rustic bridge, see the double-page spread on folios 43 verso–45 (D05558–D05560) and perhaps another on folios 57 verso–58 (D05582–D05583). Gage remarks on Turner’s typically ‘attenuated trees’ in the present sketch and on folio 43 (D05557), comparing them to examples in his pictures of around 1811 on the basis that the sketchbook was approximately of 1811–12 as mistakenly redated by Finberg (see Introduction).
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David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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