Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sunset over the River Thames

c.1806–14

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06622
Turner Bequest CI 4

Catalogue entry

This is more carefully wrought than most sketches in the book. A further pencil note by Turner on folio 3 verso (D40802), ‘Red light’, describes the colour of the sunset sky. For other sunset or sky studies see folios 6–9, 28, 39 verso and 40 (D06625–D06628, D06647, D06661, D06662).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
December 2006

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