Richmond Hill

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1825 possibly

LL 3773

About this object

This view from the crest of Richmond Hill looks west towards Twickenham. It has been suggested that the smoke seen rising on the horizon on the right may be coming from the home of the artist.

The paint box, palette and pots of paints in the foreground may also be an additional hint of Turner's presence and attachment to this area, which he had known since childhood.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Richmond Hill - Boy and Kite
  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:probably 23 April 1775, died:19 December 1851)
  • Date
    1825 possibly
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; Gum arabic; Gouache; Paper; Scratching out
  • Measurements
    paper: 41.8 cm x 57.2 cm; image: 30.5 cm x 49 cm
  • Physical description
    This watercolour offers an extensive view over Richmond Park and the Thames from Richmond Hill. There are several figures in the foreground enjoying the view. A paint box, palette and pots of paints can also be seen in the foreground to the viewer's left of the centre. A trail of smoke can be seen emerging in the distance on the viewer's right.
  • Related people
    Agnew's Gallery (Previous owner); John Knowles (Previous owner); James Orrock (Previous owner); Joseph Mallord William Turner (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Out of Use Accession Number: WHL 743
  • Credit line
    Purchased by William Hesketh Lever in 1910
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Ownership

Previous owners

  • James Orrock

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1910
    Disposal method: Sold to Lever
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1902
    Disposal method: Possibly sold to James Orrock
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: 1877
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 19 May 1877
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Knowles

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1877
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 19 May 1877, Lot 97
Object view = Fine Art
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