Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Thames from Richmond Hill

c.1815

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 188 × 272 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17192
Turner Bequest CXCVII B

Display caption

This view of the Thames from Richmond Hill reoccurs in Turner's oils, watercolours, pencil sketches and prints over many years. He was evidently fond of the view and had close associations with the
area since he lived near Twickenham
for several years.

 

This unassuming study predates his grand, large scale canvas England: Richmond Hill on the Prince Regent's Birthday (shown in room C6). There the same view is populated with incident
and activity.

 

Gallery label, September 2004

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