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

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Wooded River Bank, Eel Traps in the Water c.1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
A Wooded River Bank, Eel Traps in the Water circa 1807
D05979
Turner Bequest XCVI 18
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 18’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The bank in this faint sketch presumably belongs to the Thames, perhaps near Twickenham or Hammersmith. See also folio 19 of the sketchbook (D05980).
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David Blayney Brown
October 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Wooded River Bank, Eel Traps in the Water c.1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2006, 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-wooded-river-bank-eel-traps-in-the-water-r1130154, accessed 20 December 2014.