Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames, Wallingford Bridge and Church from Upstream, Mid-River

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 × 366 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05943
Turner Bequest XCV 39

Catalogue entry

This is a right-hand page from the sketchbook. Turner shows the ancient bridge from upstream, as it then was before repairs and the addition of a balustrade in 1809, and the church on the right. Hill reproduces a photograph of his own to show how little the view is changed today.1
1
Hill 1993, p.109 pl.160.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.
David Blayney Brown
Febrary 2009

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