J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Rainbow over Richmond Bridge c.1815-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Verso:
A Rainbow over Richmond Bridge circa 1815–18
Turner Bequest CXLI 17a
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 114 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil with colour notes ‘Light’, ‘Yellow’ and ‘Blue’ within image
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued on folio 18 (D10615), this is one of two double-spread studies of a rainbow over Richmond Bridge; the other is on folios 18 verso–19 (D10616–D10617).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A Rainbow over Richmond Bridge c.1815–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-rainbow-over-richmond-bridge-r1131667, accessed 05 December 2021.