Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames, Caversham Bridge and Reading, from the North-West; Caversham Church to the Left

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 259 x 367 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05913
Turner Bequest XCV 9

Catalogue entry

This was a left-hand page from the sketchbook. Gage’s illustration of this drawing as an instance of ‘that lush tract of Thames scenery’ including Maidenhead Bridge is somewhat misleading since it depicts Caversham; for Caversham views from this sketchbook see D05905; Turner Bequest XCV 1. The present sketch, slighter than D05905, is taken from further away from St Peter’s Church and lower down the slope towards the river. There are indications of a passing shower, as Hill observes.1
1
Hill 1993, pp.170–1.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

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