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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park c.1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Verso:
The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park circa 1808
D06813
Turner Bequest CII 47a
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this view continues on folio 48 verso of the sketchbook (D06814). The view is westwards towards London, from the slopes rising to the Observatory; a similar view is on folio 48 (D06815). Turner may have used these sketches for the working drawing (Tate D08228; Turner Bequest CXX N) for his 1809 picture, London (Tate N00483).1

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed. 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park c.1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2007, 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-the-river-thames-and-greenwich-from-greenwich-park-r1130906, accessed 27 November 2014.