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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study for 'View of Richmond Hill and Bridge' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Verso:
Study for ‘View of Richmond Hill and Bridge’ 1805
Turner Bequest XCIII 35a
Pen and ink on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 171 x 262 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of two composition studies in this sketchbook for View of Richmond Hill and Bridge exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1808 (Tate N00557).1 The other, seen from rather nearer, is on folio 37 verso (D05831). The present version is followed more closely in the picture but, as Hill notes, Turner omitted some of the foreground activity seen in the drawing. A related figure sketch is on folio 38 (D05832).

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

Butlin and Joll 1984, p.56 no.73 (pl.83).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Study for ‘View of Richmond Hill and Bridge’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-for-view-of-richmond-hill-and-bridge-r1130049, accessed 27 July 2017.