Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on a River

c.1821

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17498
Turner Bequest CXCIX 86

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner composes two drawings on this page, which Finberg describes as ‘Scenes on river’.1 The top prospect shows a keep, or fort, on the bank of the river very close to the water’s edge. Further down, a second view describes a tall church at right, elaborated with briefly recorded topography across to the left.

Maud Whatley
January 2016

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.609.

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