Joseph Mallord William Turner
Willows by a River, a Ruined Building in the Distance to the Left: ?Ankerwycke Priory 1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Willows by a River, a Ruined Building in the Distance to the Left: ?Ankerwycke Priory
From Wey, Guildford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVIII
Date 1805
Dimensions Support: 182 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06328
Turner Bequest XCVIII 121 a
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Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued to the right on folio 122 (D06329). Hill’s suggestion of Ankerwycke is convincing as the site, near Wraysbury, is close to Windsor of which Turner – if working backwards through the sketchbook – completed a series of views on folios 122 verso–123 (D06330–D06331).

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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