Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside with Buildings

c.1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 139 × 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27845
Turner Bequest CCLXXXII 43

Catalogue entry

Exhibitions:
Second Loan Collection selected from the Turner Bequest, various venues and dates 1869–1931 (no catalogue but numbered 26, as ‘Landscape’)
This colour sketch of a waterside terrain is one of several in this sketchbook. For more information, see the sketchbook introduction.
Technical notes:
This leaf was removed for exhibition in the late nineteenth century and subsequently reincorporated into the sketchbook in its original position.1 A dark margin on the right hand edge of the page indicates prolonged exposure to light.
1
Ian Warrell, ‘R.N. Wornum and the First Three Loan Collections: A History of the Early Display of the Turner Bequest Outside London’, Turner Studies, vol.11, no.1, Summer 1991, p.43.
Verso:
The verso is inscribed in pencil with the notes ‘6’ and ‘35’.

John Chu
March 2015

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