Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Arun, or Rother, Horse and Figures in Foreground

1809

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07764
Turner Bequest CXII 8

Catalogue entry

The Rother or the Arun which it joins just east of Fittleworth are good for fishing, which must have been their attraction for Turner; views of the Arun are in his contemporary Petworth sketchbook (Tate D07512–D07536; D40276; Turner Bequest CIX). Here, the traffic on the river might be connected with the local quarrying industry.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2009

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