Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scenes on the River Thames ?near Isleworth

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 188 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18655
Turner Bequest CCXII 49 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are three similar sketches of scenes with houses on wooded banks. The precise views are unidentified, but presumably on the River Thames in the neighbourhood of Isleworth and Richmond, as in so many cases in this sketchbook; see the Introduction. The boat at the top left has the characteristic silhouette of a Thames barge (see also folio 32 recto; D18636). Compare the sketches on folio 75 verso (D18684).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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