Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hampton Court Palace from the Thames, Seen from the South

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D05545
Turner Bequest XC 36

Catalogue entry

As Hill observes, this view of Hampton Court is almost the same as Turner painted in a contemporary oil sketch (Tate N02693),1 looking up Albany Reach from the Thames Ditton side of the Thames, near the entrance to the River Mole. The oil is one of a group always thought to have been painted from nature, although in this instance the drawing might have served as its basis. For a view of Hampton Court from upstream, see folio 37 (D05547).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.117 no.164 (pl.164).

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