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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kew Palace and Bridge 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Kew Palace and Bridge 1805
Turner Bequest XC 9
Pencil and pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As Hill points out, this is a view from a point further downstream than the sketch on folio 8 verso of the sketchbook (D05501). The same trees and rustic bridge as shown here on the left also appear on folio 9 verso (D05503). There is some relationship to the landscape setting of The Thames at Weybridge (Tate T03872; displayed at Petworth House)1 but engraved as Isis for the Liber Studiorum.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

Butlin and Joll 1984, p.126 no.204 (pl.201).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Kew Palace and Bridge 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-kew-palace-and-bridge-r1129813, accessed 17 October 2021.