Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Thames with Old Putney Bridge and St Mary’s Church

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
D22452
Turner Bequest CCXL 67 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this drawing continues across folio 68 recto opposite (D22453). It shows the wooden Old Putney Bridge from the west, with the tower of St Mary’s Church, Putney above, looking west from the direction of Barnes on the south bank. A 1796 engraving of Putney-Bridge after Edward Dayes (1763–1804; London Metropolitan Archives) is directly comparable with this half of the view. For other sketches along the Thames between the bridges at Hammersmith and Putney, see under folio 58 verso (D22434).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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