Joseph Mallord William Turner
Temple Island, Henley, with Henley Bridge and Church in the Distance; St Nicholas Church, Remenham, beyond the Temple to the Right 1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Temple Island, Henley, with Henley Bridge and Church in the Distance; St Nicholas Church, Remenham, beyond the Temple to the Right
Date 1805
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 259 x 360 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05912
Turner Bequest XCV 8
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Catalogue entry

This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook, and has been irregularly cut on the right side. Turner made this sketch from the Thames, looking towards Henley by Temple Island, with the temple designed by James Wyatt (1771) as an eye-catcher for Fawley Court on the left, very lightly indicated among trees. The view looks up-river with St Nicholas, Remenham in the left distance and Henley itself to the right, with St Mary’s.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

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