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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Houses, with Trees: ?Hammersmith c.1806-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 58 Recto:
Houses, with Trees: ?Hammersmith circa 1806–8
Turner Bequest XCVII 58
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘58 bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 58’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A very similar view is on folio 60 of the sketchbook (D06135). As Wilkinson notes of the present drawing, ‘this perhaps shows Turner’s house in Upper Mall – from the river. It certainly looks like Hammersmith.’ Two buildings appear to be marked with a cross, and one might be Turner’s. 6 West End, Upper Mall, which he used from autumn 1806 until late 1811, was a white house overlooking the Thames and with a garden extending to the water’s edge. It no longer stands.

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Houses, with Trees: ?Hammersmith c.1806–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-houses-with-trees-hammersmith-r1130314, accessed 17 January 2021.