Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Medway near Rochester or Upnor Castle

c.1805–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06405
Turner Bequest XCIX 28

Catalogue entry

This is the same view as folio 33 recto (D06407; Turner Bequest XCIX 29), but from further away. The sketch is very slight but the river looks more like the Medway, perhaps near Upnor Castle outside Rochester, than the Thames. A large ship moored at right, seen at right, emerges more clearly on folio 33.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

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