Joseph Mallord William Turner?On the River Thames above Marlow 1805

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Artist
Title
?On the River Thames above Marlow
Date 1805
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 259 x 368 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05941
Turner Bequest XCV 37
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?On the River Thames above Marlow 1805
D05941
Turner Bequest XCV 37
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 368 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘37’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 37’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook. Gage relates this ‘tree-study’ to an oil sketch Willows beside a Stream (Tate N02706)1 but this comparison is inconclusive and does not help with identifying a location. As Hill notes, an oil stain on the right of this leaf suggests that it originally followed Tate D05909; Turner Bequest XCV 5, a view of Bisham Church and Abbey, in the sketchbook.
See also from this sketchbook D05939; Turner Bequest XCV 35.
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.118–9 no.172 (pl.172).
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.
David Blayney Brown
Febrary 2009

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