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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shiplake, Looking West, from below Shiplake Lock to Left of the Mill 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Shiplake, Looking West, from below Shiplake Lock to Left of the Mill 1805
D05914
Turner Bequest XCV 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 367 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Shiplake’ lower left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘10’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCV 10’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A right-hand page from the sketchbook. This quick but informative sketch of Shiplake shows indications of sunset in the sky, confirming that this was an evening stop on the river. As noted by Hill, it is taken from near the junction of the River Loddon, on the left, and the Thames weir. At right is the lock and Cotterell’s paper mill. Turner shows a barge and tender waiting to move up-river while another to the right is passing through the lock. On the hillside, centre, is the church of Sts Peter and Paul.
Verso:
Blank.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Shiplake, Looking West, from below Shiplake Lock to Left of the Mill 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-shiplake-looking-west-from-below-shiplake-lock-to-left-of-r1129945, accessed 21 December 2014.