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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner River Scene, Related to 'Isis' 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
River Scene, Related to ‘Isis’ 1805
Turner Bequest XC 31
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘31’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 31’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the subject and related work see note to folio 3 of the sketchbook (D05494). This is one of various versions of the composition in the book, related to the painting of 1805–6 bought by the Earl of Egremont, known as The Thames at Weybridge (Tate T03872; displayed at Petworth House)1 but engraved as Isis for the Liber Studiorum. As Hill observes, this study is developed mainly from those on folios 29 and 30 (D05531, D05533). See also note to folio 30 verso (D05534).

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

Butlin and Joll 1984, p.126 no.204 (pl.201).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘River Scene, Related to ‘Isis’ 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, 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-river-scene-related-to-isis-r1129848, accessed 17 February 2020.