Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in Small Boats on a River, with Buildings Beyond

c.1829–30

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 129 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22558
Turner Bequest CCXLII 1 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, boats are seen in the foreground on a broad river, with buildings and trees on the bank beyond. One occupant of the boats appears to have raised an umbrella or parasol. The waterside scene on folio 2 recto opposite (D22559) is presumably related. The only other rural views identified in this sketchbook show Surrey (see the Introduction).

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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