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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Thames near Isleworth: Punt and Barges in the Foreground 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The River Thames near Isleworth: Punt and Barges in the Foreground 1805
D05953
Turner Bequest XCV 49
Pencil and watercolour with scratching out on white wove paper, 258 x 365 mm
Stamped in black ‘XCV 49’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a right-hand page from the sketchbook. The exact position on the river near Isleworth is uncertain; it could be close to Turner’s Sion (or Syon) Ferry House or further away if a building behind the barges in the right distance is the Pavilion in Syon Park. A heavy shower approaches from the right and men are hauling a canvas cover over the cargo of a boat.
Verso:
Blank, save for trials of red watercolour. Variously inscribed in pencil, ‘152 erased’, ‘561’, ‘29’, ‘XCV 49’, ‘Loan 152’.

David Blayney Brown
February 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Thames near Isleworth: Punt and Barges in the Foreground 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-the-river-thames-near-isleworth-punt-and-barges-in-the-r1129984, accessed 20 October 2014.