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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees by a ?Thames Backwater; Trees beside ?the River Thames at Richmond c.1823-4

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Trees by a ?Thames Backwater; Trees beside ?the River Thames at Richmond c.1823–4
D17784
Turner Bequest CCIV 8a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 190 mm
Part watermark ‘nard | 20’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, the outer third comprises a view of trees arching over water. The rest is taken up with a waterside wooded view which may or may not be a continuation of the more developed wash drawing on folio 9 recto opposite (D17785), which may show the River Thames at Richmond; see the entry for the latter for further discussion. For other London and Thames views, see under folio 2 recto (D17775).

Matthew Imms
November 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Trees by a ?Thames Backwater; Trees beside ?the River Thames at Richmond c.1823–4 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 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-trees-by-a-thames-backwater-trees-beside-the-river-thames-at-r1172492, accessed 25 May 2022.