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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Rochester 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Distant View of Rochester 1794
Turner Bequest XV B
Pencil on white wove paper, 208 x 274 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘XV B’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A watercolour based on this drawing (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA)1 was engraved for the Copper-Plate Magazine in 1794.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.311 no.87; see also Andrew Wilton, Turner, Girtin and Bonington in a New York Collection: Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, New York 2001, p.23–4 no.1, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘10’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Distant View of Rochester 1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-rochester-r1140301, accessed 20 August 2017.