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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond Hill from the Thames: The Wick and Wick House in the Centre, Richmond Terrace at Left and the Star and Garter at Right 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
Richmond Hill from the Thames: The Wick and Wick House in the Centre, Richmond Terrace at Left and the Star and Garter at Right 1805
D05514
Turner Bequest XC 18
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 18’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner has indicated a cloudy sky, and boats and figures in the foreground. The Wick had been built for Lady St Aubyn in 1775 and Wick House for the painter Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1771. This sketch continues, to include Richmond Bridge, designed by James Paine and opened in 1777, on folio 19 of the sketchbook (D05516). A similar view, worked up with more detail than these rather summary outlines, is on folio 33 (D05539).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Richmond Hill from the Thames: The Wick and Wick House in the Centre, Richmond Terrace at Left and the Star and Garter at Right 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, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-richmond-hill-from-the-thames-the-wick-and-wick-house-in-the-r1129825, accessed 17 April 2014.