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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Thames, with a Rainbow c.1806-14

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
The River Thames, with a Rainbow circa 1806–14
D06662
Turner Bequest CI 40
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘W’, ‘L’, ‘B’ and ‘V.B.G.Y.R’ within rainbow, ‘L. yellow’ upper right and ‘W.L. Greenish yellow’ lower centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘40’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CI 40’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A detail of sky possibly related to if not part of this is on folio 39 verso of the sketchbook (D06661). Turner’s notations indicate the colours of the rainbow.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
December 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Thames, with a Rainbow c.1806–14 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2006, 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-with-a-rainbow-r1130757, accessed 23 May 2015.