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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?River Bank c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?River Bank c.1830
Turner Bequest CCLXI 13
Pencil on blue wove paper, 145 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCLXI 13’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pencil marks are particularly faint in this sketch. Vertical marks to the right suggest vegetation and a series of fluid, diagonal lines from left to right may indicate the banks of a river.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
The left edge of the sheet is discoloured.
Blank except for inscriptions. Traces of white strips of paper along the edges of the sheet indicate an earlier mount. Inscribed in pencil ‘233 | O’ top left, upside down. Inscribed in pencil ‘D24985’ right of centre.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘?River Bank c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-river-bank-r1202170, accessed 23 April 2024.