Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wooded Scenes ?on the River Thames

c.1823–4

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17902
Turner Bequest CCV 39 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are three similar wooded waterside scenes here, lacking obvious landmarks but probably drawn on the rural River Thames west of London; there are identified scenes around Richmond at the other end of the sketchbook; see the Introduction. Folio 40 recto opposite (D17903) may also show such a subject.
Technical notes:
There is an adventitious strip of watercolour along the left-hand edge which presumably bled from the full page design on the recto (D17901).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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