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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape: ?River Medway c.1805-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 69 Recto:
Landscape: ?River Medway circa 1805–9
Turner Bequest XCIX 65
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 115 x 190 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘65’ bottom left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘XCIX 59’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. The view, framed by trees, is perhaps extended to the right on folio 68 verso (D06470; Turner Bequest XCIX 64a) which is inscribed ‘Sheerness Thames & Medway’.

David Blayney Brown
March 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Landscape: ?River Medway c.1805–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2009, 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-landscape-river-medway-r1130667, accessed 04 March 2021.