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

Joseph Mallord William Turner All Saints' Church, Isleworth and the Pavilion at Syon, from the Richmond Bank of the Thames 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Recto:
All Saints’ Church, Isleworth and the Pavilion at Syon, from the Richmond Bank of the Thames 1805
D05528
Turner Bequest XC 27
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘27’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 27’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Hill notes a sketch of the identical view in the River sketchbook of the early 1820s (Tate D17786; Turner Bequest CCIV 9a) and a nearer view from further to the left in the Hesperides (1) sketchbook (Tate D05809; Turner Bequest XCIII 26a). This is a slight but essentially factual view of Robert Mylne’s Pavilion at the Isleworth corner of Syon Park. It is shown with its flanking wings, whereas elsewhere in this sketchbook it is transformed into a free-standing temple-like structure; see folio 3 for further comment (D05494).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘All Saints’ Church, Isleworth and the Pavilion at Syon, from the Richmond Bank of the Thames 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-all-saints-church-isleworth-and-the-pavilion-at-syon-from-r1129840, accessed 02 August 2014.