Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three Scenes on the River Thames, Two with Eel-Pots

1808–10

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07130
Turner Bequest CV 92

Catalogue entry

This leaf is listed twice by Finberg, both as ‘page 92’ of the Windsor, Eton sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XCVII) and as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this [the present] book’. Finberg is unlikely to have seen it owing to its absence in the Fourth Loan Collection and presumably referred to the handlists or catalogues for the tour. He also seems to have been confused as to whether the recto or the verso (D07131; Turner Bequest CV 92a) was the side exhibited, but the titles confirm that it was the recto. The leaf was afterwards bound in as folio 60. The paper is discoloured from exposure.
There are three separate subjects, two with eel-pots.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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