Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park

c.1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 × 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06815
Turner Bequest CII 47 c

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See Introduction to the sketchbook and note to the recto (D06814) for the discrepancy between the current folio number and Finberg’s, and to folio 47 verso (D06813) for the subject and related work.
This sketch, more developed than many in the book, corresponds to the left-hand portion of Turner’s picture London, 1809 (Tate N00483).1 For related subjects in this sketchbook, see Introduction.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

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