Joseph Mallord William TurnerRichmond; River Scenes c.1808-10

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Richmond; River Scenes
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date c.1808-10
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 108 x 185 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CV 38
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
Richmond; River Scenes circa 1808–10
Turner Bequest CV 38
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘38’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CV 38’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are three distinct subjects here: at lower left a continuation of the view of the Thames and Richmond Bridge on folio 41 verso (D07120; Turner Bequest CV 87); at lower right boats and figures by a river, drawn with the sketchbook inverted; and above a slight outline of figures or trees, perhaps with a boat.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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