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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Temple Island, Henley, with Henley Bridge and Church in the Distance; St Nicholas Church, Remenham, beyond the Temple to the Right 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Temple Island, Henley, with Henley Bridge and Church in the Distance; St Nicholas Church, Remenham, beyond the Temple to the Right 1805
D05912
Turner Bequest XCV 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 360 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in blacvk ‘XCV 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was a right-hand page from the sketchbook, and has been irregularly cut on the right side. Turner made this sketch from the Thames, looking towards Henley by Temple Island, with the temple designed by James Wyatt (1771) as an eye-catcher for Fawley Court on the left, very lightly indicated among trees. The view looks up-river with St Nicholas, Remenham in the left distance and Henley itself to the right, with St Mary’s.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
January 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Temple Island, Henley, with Henley Bridge and Church in the Distance; St Nicholas Church, Remenham, beyond the Temple to the Right 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-temple-island-henley-with-henley-bridge-and-church-in-the-r1129943, accessed 26 November 2014.