Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Thames from Richmond Hill c.1815

Artwork details

The Thames from Richmond Hill
Date c.1815
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 188 x 272 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXCVII B
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

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This view of the Thames from Richmond Hill reoccurs in Turner's oils, watercolours, pencil sketches and prints over many years. He was evidently fond of the view and had close associations with the
area since he lived near Twickenham
for several years.


This unassuming study predates his grand, large scale canvas England: Richmond Hill on the Prince Regent's Birthday (shown in room C6). There the same view is populated with incident
and activity.


September 2004