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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scenes on the River Thames ?near Isleworth c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Verso:
Scenes on the River Thames ?near Isleworth c.1825
D18655
Turner Bequest CCXII 49a
Pencil on white wove paper, 188 x 114 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, there are three similar sketches of scenes with houses on wooded banks. The precise views are unidentified, but presumably on the River Thames in the neighbourhood of Isleworth and Richmond, as in so many cases in this sketchbook; see the Introduction. The boat at the top left has the characteristic silhouette of a Thames barge (see also folio 32 recto; D18636). Compare the sketches on folio 75 verso (D18684).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Scenes on the River Thames ?near Isleworth c.1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-scenes-on-the-river-thames-near-isleworth-r1172774, accessed 29 January 2020.