Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees below Richmond Hill

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10547
Turner Bequest CXL 69 a

Catalogue entry

As in adjacent sketches in the sketchbook in its present foliation, the view here is surely from near Richmond Hill, perhaps further towards Petersham. The River Thames seems to be hidden in the trees, indicating a position lower down the hill than in other sketches.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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