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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Thames near Walton Bridge: ?Related to 'Walton Bridges' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
The Thames near Walton Bridge: ?Related to ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805
D05855
Turner Bequest XCIV 7
Pen and ink on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 143 x 228 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘7’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIV 7’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the drawings in this sketchbook made around Walton Bridges and for the picture of a downstream view, Walton Bridges perhaps exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1806 and certainly bought by Sir John Leicester in 1807 (the Loyd Collection),1 see note to folio 4 (D05849). The present sketch may also be related to the picture, in particular to its right foreground where there are similar figures and horses on the riverbank and watering at its edge. For further similar, see the verso and folio 8 (D05856, D05857).

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.47–8 no.60 (pl.70).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Thames near Walton Bridge: ?Related to ‘Walton Bridges’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 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-thames-near-walton-bridge-related-to-walton-bridges-r1130078, accessed 12 July 2014.