Joseph Mallord William TurnerSunset on a River, and a Man, Standing 1807

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Artist
Title
Sunset on a River, and a Man, Standing
From Spithead Sketchbook
Turner Bequest C
Date 1807
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 118 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06565
Turner Bequest C 41 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Verso:
Sunset on a River, and a Man, Standing 1807
D06565
Turner Bequest C 41a
Pencil on off white wove paper, 118 x 187 mm
Stamped in black ‘C 41a’ top right, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Other river views in this sketchbook are likely to be on the Wey near Guildford. This could also be a view of the Thames near Twickenham. There is a separate sketch of a man, in country clothes, at upper right.

David Blayney Brown
May 2006

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