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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Marlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance to the Left 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Marlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance to the Left 1805
D05907
Turner Bequest XCV 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 367 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was right-hand page from the sketchbook. For Turner’s close view of Marlow from the book see D05906; Turner Bequest XCV 2. Here, Turner has moved about a mile downstream to make a quick sketch looking back towards the town from a well-known beauty-spot, Winter Hill; the church and Old Bridge appear at the right and Bisham Church is in the left distance. He made a nearer view of Bisham from the river in the sketchbook; see D05909; Turner Bequest XCV 5. An oil stain on the right of the leaf matches one on the Bisham drawing and on D05910; Turner Bequest XCV 6, which has a view probably from Winter Hill towards Cock Marsh and Bourne End.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Marlow from Winter Hill, Bisham Church in the Distance 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-marlow-from-winter-hill-bisham-church-in-the-distance-to-the-r1129938, accessed 21 December 2014.