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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping on the Thames at Greenwich c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Shipping on the Thames at Greenwich circa 1805–9
D06366
Turner Bequest XCIX 4
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘4’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Royal Hospital and Naval College are seen from upstream, with shipping on the river. Other Greenwich subjects in this sketchbook are folios 5, 37, 67 verso (D06367, D06422, D06476); presumably they were originally closer together.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Shipping on the Thames at Greenwich c.1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-shipping-on-the-thames-at-greenwich-r1130553, accessed 02 September 2014.