Joseph Mallord William TurnerMarlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance to the Left 1805

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Artist
Title
Marlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance to the Left
Date 1805
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 259 x 367 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05907
Turner Bequest XCV 3
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Marlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance to the Left 1805
D05907
Turner Bequest XCV 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 367 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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