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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond Bridge c.1815-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Richmond Bridge circa 1815–18
Turner Bequest CXLI 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 114 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CXLI 14’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Although a very quick outline, this can be confirmed as Richmond Bridge, and the same view, as Andrew Wilton observes, as in Turner’s watercolour (British Museum, London)1 engraved by W.R. Smith in 1832 for Picturesque Views in England and Wales. Other drawings connected with the watercolour are in the contemporary Richmond Hill; Hastings to Margate sketchbook (Tate D10445–D10447; Turner Bequest CXL 19–20).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

Wilton 1979, p.397 no.833.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Richmond Bridge c.1815–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, 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-richmond-bridge-r1131661, accessed 28 September 2021.