Joseph Mallord William Turner

Reading from the River 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 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08324
Turner Bequest CXXII 26 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight sketch appears to show the tall tower and pinnacles of St Laurence’s Church, Reading, south of the wooded banks of the River Thames; see also folio 25 verso (D08322). Much subsequent development prevents an equivalent view today.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

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