Joseph Mallord William Turner

A River with Wooded Banks, Probably the Thames

c.1807–14

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 69 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08351
Turner Bequest CXXII 42 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch on folio 41 verso (D08349) probably shows Syon House, on the River Thames at Brentford, west of London, and earlier pages show sites further west (see the sketchbook’s Introduction). The present drawing, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is also likely to show the rural Thames, although the lack of landmarks precludes a straightforward identification.
Technical notes:
The outer edges of the page are stained from proximity to the leather overlaps under the paste-down inside the back cover (D40901).

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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