Joseph Mallord William TurnerShipping on the Thames at Greenwich c.1805-9

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Artist
Title
Shipping on the Thames at Greenwich
From River and Margate Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIX
Date c.1805-9
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06366
Turner Bequest XCIX 4
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Shipping on the Thames at Greenwich circa 1805–9
D06366
Turner Bequest XCIX 4
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘4’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Royal Hospital and Naval College are seen from upstream, with shipping on the river. Other Greenwich subjects in this sketchbook are folios 5, 37, 67 verso (D06367, D06422, D06476); presumably they were originally closer together.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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