Joseph Mallord William Turner

?On the River Thames above Marlow

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 259 x 368 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05941
Turner Bequest XCV 37

Catalogue entry

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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