Joseph Mallord William Turner

Marlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance to the Left

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 259 x 367 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05907
Turner Bequest XCV 3

Catalogue entry

This was right-hand page from the sketchbook. For Turner’s close view of Marlow from the book see D05906; Turner Bequest XCV 2. Here, Turner has moved about a mile downstream to make a quick sketch looking back towards the town from a well-known beauty-spot, Winter Hill; the church and Old Bridge appear at the right and Bisham Church is in the left distance. He made a nearer view of Bisham from the river in the sketchbook; see D05909; Turner Bequest XCV 5. An oil stain on the right of the leaf matches one on the Bisham drawing and on D05910; Turner Bequest XCV 6, which has a view probably from Winter Hill towards Cock Marsh and Bourne End.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

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