Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River Flowing through a Wooded Valley; Shipping near London Bridge

1808–25

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07022
Turner Bequest CV 30

Catalogue entry

The river in the main subject here, running through a wooded valley, is unidentified. At lower left, there is a slight extension of the view of the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral on folio 32 verso (D07021; Turner Bequest CV 29a). See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and London Bridge.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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