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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Henley from the East, from the Maidenhead Road, Looking over the Bridge, with the Angel on the Bridge Inn to the Left 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Henley from the East, from the Maidenhead Road, Looking over the Bridge, with the Angel on the Bridge Inn to the Left 1805
D05911
Turner Bequest XCV 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 367 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 7’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was a right-hand from the sketchbook. If Turner arrived at Henley by river, he must have left his boat for an excursion around the town. As Hill observes, this view is from the Maidenhead road on Remenham Hill, looking down to the bridge (built 1786) and town, with the fourteenth-century Angel or the Bridge inn on the left and tower of St Mary’s Church to the right. Turner shows the coach road in the centre foreground as rutted and worn.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Henley from the East, from the Maidenhead Road, Looking over the Bridge, with the Angel on the Bridge Inn to the Left 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-henley-from-the-east-from-the-maidenhead-road-looking-over-r1129942, accessed 29 August 2014.