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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond Hill and Bridge c.1816-19

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Richmond Hill and Bridge circa 1816–19
Turner Bequest CXL 19
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘19’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXL 19’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of several drawings in this sketchbook (see also the verso and folio 20, D10446, D10447) leading towards the watercolour (British Museum, London)1 engraved by W.R. Smith in 1832 for Picturesque Views in England and Wales. The view is towards James Paine’s Richmond Bridge from downstream with Richmond Hill beyond. In the watercolour, Turner added a picnic party in the foreground. Similar views are on the verso and folio 20 (D10446, D10447). A further, possibly related sketch is in the Hints, River sketchbook (Tate D10608; Turner Bequest CXLI 14).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.833.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Richmond Hill and Bridge c.1816–19 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-hill-and-bridge-r1131428, accessed 23 September 2021.