Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames, 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
D06817
Turner Bequest CII 48 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch continues on folio 50 (D06818). St Paul’s Cathedral is visible on the horizon, the Royal Hospital at Greenwich in the middle distance.
See Introduction to the sketchbook and note to folio 48 (D06814) for the discrepancy between the current folio number and Finberg’s.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

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