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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Goring: A Distant View from the North 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Goring: A Distant View from the North 1805
D05923
Turner Bequest XCV 19
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 365 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Goring’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘19’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 19’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook. For Turner’s views of Goring from the book see also Tate D05921; Turner Bequest XCV 17. The present drawing is a distant view, downstream towards St Thomas’ Church (seen more closely in D05921) framed in Goring Gap. Trees rise from the river bank and grass grows at its edge on the left.
Verso:
Blank.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Goring: A Distant View from the North 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2009, 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-goring-a-distant-view-from-the-north-r1129954, accessed 01 October 2014.