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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Thames at Barnes, with Old Putney Bridge in the Distance c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 59 Recto:
The River Thames at Barnes, with Old Putney Bridge in the Distance c.1827
D22435
Turner Bequest CCXL 59
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘59’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCXL – 59’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing appears to show the square towers of All Saint’s Church, Fulham to the right of centre and St Mary’s, Putney on the far right, on either side of Old Putney Bridge, the wooden piers of which are represented by a rapid squiggle. The viewpoint, as on adjacent pages, is the south bank of the River Thames at Barnes, looking south-east.
For other views along the Thames between the bridges at Hammersmith and Putney, see under folio 58 verso (D22434).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The River Thames at Barnes, with Old Putney Bridge in the Distance c.1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-river-thames-at-barnes-with-old-putney-bridge-in-the-r1148585, accessed 24 March 2019.