Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames at Barnes, with Old Putney Bridge in the Distance

c.1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22435
Turner Bequest CCXL 59

Catalogue entry

This drawing appears to show the square towers of All Saint’s Church, Fulham to the right of centre and St Mary’s, Putney on the far right, on either side of Old Putney Bridge, the wooden piers of which are represented by a rapid squiggle. The viewpoint, as on adjacent pages, is the south bank of the River Thames at Barnes, looking south-east.
For other views along the Thames between the bridges at Hammersmith and Putney, see under folio 58 verso (D22434).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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