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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Reading from the River Thames c.1807-14

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Verso:
Reading from the River Thames c.1807–14
D08324
Turner Bequest CXXII 26a
Pencil on white wove paper, 69 x 112 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Reading’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight sketch appears to show the tall tower and pinnacles of St Laurence’s Church, Reading, south of the wooded banks of the River Thames; see also folio 25 verso (D08322). Much subsequent development prevents an equivalent view today.

Matthew Imms
September 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Reading from the River Thames c.1807–14 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2013, 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-reading-from-the-river-thames-r1147800, accessed 26 April 2019.