Joseph Mallord William Turner

View on a River, with Boats and Distant Buildings

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01197
Turner Bequest XXXVII 80

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 40 recto opposite (D01198; Turner Bequest XXXVII 81). This is probably a scene on the Thames, with the towers of Westminster Abbey in the left distance and Chelsea Church at the right, seen from Battersea.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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