Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Medway near Rochester

c.1805–9

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06407
Turner Bequest XCIX 29

Catalogue entry

This is the same view as in folio 32 recto (D06405; Turner Bequest XCIX 28) seen more closely. A large ship, partly dismasted and with an awning over her stern, is probably one of the hulks or service ships that were moored in the Medway; compare Turner’s watercolour Rochester, on the River Medway (Tate D18156; Turner Bequest CCVIII W) engraved for The Rivers of England.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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