Joseph Mallord William TurnerThree Scenes on the River Thames, Two with Eel-Pots 1808-10

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Artist
Title
Three Scenes on the River Thames, Two with Eel-Pots
From Tabley No.3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CV
Date 1808-10
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 185 x 108 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07130
Turner Bequest CV 92
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto:
Three Scenes on the River Thames, Two with Eel-Pots 1808–10
D07130
Turner Bequest CV 92
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 108 mm
Stamped in black ‘CV 92’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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