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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