Joseph Mallord William Turner

Richmond Hill from the Thames: The Wick and Wick House in the Centre, Richmond Terrace at Left and the Star and Garter at Right

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
D05514
Turner Bequest XC 18

Catalogue entry

Turner has indicated a cloudy sky, and boats and figures in the foreground. The Wick had been built for Lady St Aubyn in 1775 and Wick House for the painter Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1771. This sketch continues, to include Richmond Bridge, designed by James Paine and opened in 1777, on folio 19 of the sketchbook (D05516). A similar view, worked up with more detail than these rather summary outlines, is on folio 33 (D05539).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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