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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond; River Scenes c.1808-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Recto:
Richmond; River Scenes circa 1808–10
Turner Bequest CV 38
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘38’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CV 38’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are three distinct subjects here: at lower left a continuation of the view of the Thames and Richmond Bridge on folio 41 verso (D07120; Turner Bequest CV 87); at lower right boats and figures by a river, drawn with the sketchbook inverted; and above a slight outline of figures or trees, perhaps with a boat.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Richmond; River Scenes 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-river-scenes-r1134558, accessed 18 May 2022.