J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Church and Cottages by the Thames: ?Clifton Hampden 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Back Cover:
A Church and Cottages by the Thames: ?Clifton Hampden 1805
D40637
Turner Bequest
Pencil on white paper, 143 x 228 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Wittingham [sic]’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Almost certainly Clifton Hampden with its church on a bluff above the Thames, as seen also in a sighter sketch on folio 34 verso of the sketchbook (D05887). Turner’s inscription, which Finberg read as ‘“Wellingham” or “Walsingham”’, would thus denote Wittenham, nearby.

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Church and Cottages by the Thames: ?Clifton Hampden 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-church-and-cottages-by-the-thames-clifton-hampden-r1130128, accessed 21 August 2014.