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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figure Fishing in a Boat on the Thames Near Isleworth 1822

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Verso:
Figure Fishing in a Boat on the Thames Near Isleworth 1822
D17714
Turner Bequest CCI 40 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 188 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this sketch, made with the book inverted, of two small boats on a river, the figure in the nearest boat appears to be fishing with a rod. The sail has been lowered and the boat is probably moored up to the bank. Behind him, seen between trees on the river bank and in the distance is a mansion, set back some distance from the river. Although it has not been identified with any certainty, it may be one of several houses near Isleworth (see folio 39 verso; D17712).
The page shows signs of being damaged and repaired at the inner edge.

Thomas Ardill
November 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Figure Fishing in a Boat on the Thames Near Isleworth 1822 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2008, 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-figure-fishing-in-a-boat-on-the-thames-near-isleworth-r1133257, accessed 22 August 2019.