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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures in Small Boats on a River, with Buildings Beyond c.1829-30

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Figures in Small Boats on a River, with Buildings Beyond c.1829–30
D22558
Turner Bequest CCXLII 1a
Pencil on white laid paper, 75 x 129 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, boats are seen in the foreground on a broad river, with buildings and trees on the bank beyond. One occupant of the boats appears to have raised an umbrella or parasol. The waterside scene on folio 2 recto opposite (D22559) is presumably related. The only other rural views identified in this sketchbook show Surrey (see the Introduction).

Matthew Imms
May 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Figures in Small Boats on a River, with Buildings Beyond c.1829–30 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-figures-in-small-boats-on-a-river-with-buildings-beyond-r1148334, accessed 16 October 2021.