Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The River Thames at Richmond; ?London Bridge; Other Sketches

c.1808–25

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07119
Turner Bequest CV 86

Catalogue entry

Listed by Finberg as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this book’ this was rebound as folio 59. Across the lower portion of the leaf there is a wide view probably of the Thames at Richmond, as proposed by Finberg, with a detail above it seemingly related to the motif of drying clothes mentioned in Turner’s inscription. On the top half of the leaf, made with the sketchbook inverted, is a much slighter outline, perhaps of London Bridge. These subjects are clearly drawn on different occasions.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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