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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond Bridge c.1808-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 41 Verso:
Richmond Bridge circa 1808–10
Turner Bequest CV 87
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Linen drying’ left of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘87’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CV 87’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Surrey bank of the Thames is seen from across the river, with the Star and Garter on the hill at left. Listed by Finberg as one of a batch of ‘loose leaves appear[ing] to belong to this book’ this was rebound as folio 41 verso so that the sketch aligns with its continuation on folio 42 (D07034; Turner Bequest CV 38).

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Richmond Bridge c.1808–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, 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-r1134557, accessed 27 January 2020.