Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park

c.1808

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06813
Turner Bequest CII 47 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this view continues on folio 48 verso of the sketchbook (D06814). The view is westwards towards London, from the slopes rising to the Observatory; a similar view is on folio 48 (D06815). Turner may have used these sketches for the working drawing (Tate D08228; Turner Bequest CXX N) for his 1809 picture, London (Tate N00483).1

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed. 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

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