Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Thames Glimpsed between Trees, possibly at Kew Bridge c.1806-7

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Title
The Thames Glimpsed between Trees, possibly at Kew Bridge
Date c.1806-7
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 911 x 1216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N05519
Not on display

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165. [N05519] The Thames glimpsed between Trees, possibly at Kew Bridge c. 1806–7

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (5519)
Canvas, 35 7/4 × 47 7/4 (91 × 121·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856; transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Lit. Davies 1946, p. 164.

Though in particularly bad condition this seems to be one of the large Thames sketches painted c. 1806–7. The composition is close to the watercolour in the ‘Thames, from Reading to Walton’ sketchbook (XCV-46) and may show Kew Bridge (see exh. cat., B.M. 1975, p. 40 no. 34, repr.; also repr. in colour Wilkinson 1974, p. 77); this sketchbook has been variously dated between 1806 and 1808 (see Finberg 1909, p. 245; Gage 1969, p. 36; Butlin in exh. cat. R.A. 1974–5, p. 68 under nos. 143–6; Wilton in exh. cat., B.M. 1975, p. 40 no. 33); see p… (read more)

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