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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wooded River, with Two Men on the Bank c.1809-13

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Verso:
Wooded River, with Two Men on the Bank circa 1809–13
D10318
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 74
Pencil on white wove paper, 181 x 228 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘74’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXVII 74’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. The wooded river is unidentified, but the scenery looks more like the West Country or perhaps Cumbria than Sussex.

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Wooded River, with Two Men on the Bank c.1809–13 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, 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-wooded-river-with-two-men-on-the-bank-r1131351, accessed 17 January 2021.