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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park c.1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Verso:
The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park circa 1808
D06815
Turner Bequest CII 47c
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See Introduction to the sketchbook and note to the recto (D06814) for the discrepancy between the current folio number and Finberg’s, and to folio 47 verso (D06813) for the subject and related work.
This sketch, more developed than many in the book, corresponds to the left-hand portion of Turner’s picture London, 1809 (Tate N00483).1 For related subjects in this sketchbook, see Introduction.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Thames and Greenwich, from Greenwich Park c.1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-the-river-thames-and-greenwich-from-greenwich-park-r1130908, accessed 20 May 2022.