Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Classical River or Harbour

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05511
Turner Bequest XC 15

Catalogue entry

A similar composition, with the addition of a bridge and fortifications, is sketched on folio 16 of the sketchbook (D05512). Both are probably classicised variants of scenery at Richmond.
Verso:
Blank save for some splashes of greenish wash.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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