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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Details of the Royal Hospital, Greenwich c.1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Details of the Royal Hospital, Greenwich circa 1808
D06769
Turner Bequest CII 25a
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Columns to the | South’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. This sketch shows various details of the tower and cupola of the Painted Hall, seen from the south. The structures are much as painted in Turner’s picture London (Tate N00483);1 for related subjects in this sketchbook, see Introduction.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Details of the Royal Hospital, Greenwich c.1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2007, 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-details-of-the-royal-hospital-greenwich-r1130862, accessed 22 March 2019.