The Thames from Richmond Terrace

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1836 possibly

WAG 8152

About this object

This watercolour was painted around ten years after 'Richmond Hill' (LL 3773) in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, but from lower down the hill.

This is another watercolour made for 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales'. Like other works in the series it offers a snapshot of early 19th-century Britain. In this image an assorted group of people are gathered on the terrace. Among them are a wealthy family from the new middle class with their coachman. This image, and 'Dudley' (LL 3923), from the same series and in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, contrast two separate but related scenes of life during industrialisation.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:probably 23 April 1775, died:19 December 1851)
  • Date
    1836 possibly
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 28 cm x 43.5 cm
  • Physical description
    This scene is a view from Richmond Hill in London looking down to the Thames river and surrounding area. There are several groups of figures in the foreground; a flower girl and others resting underneath a tree on the right hand side, children playing hoop in the centre foreground and a man in a top hap with his family on the far left. A tree dominates the right hand side of the composition. On the left hand side, the wheel of a carriage and a coachman in a red uniform can be seen, cut off by the picture edge.
  • Related people
    Agnew's Gallery (Previous owner); Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Sir Edwin Durning -Lawrence (Previous owner); Andrew George Kurtz (Previous owner); Hugh Munro of Novar (Previous owner); Joseph Mallord William Turner (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8152
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • English Watercolours in the Collection of C F J Beausire

    Edward Morris

    Author: Edward Morris
    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd.
    Date: 1970
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1972
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Sir Edwin Durning -Lawrence

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Andrew George Kurtz

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1891-05-09
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 9 mAY 1891
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: 1877-06-02
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 2 June 1877, Lot 51
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Hugh Munro of Novar

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1877-06-02
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 2 June 1877,Lot 51
Object view = Fine Art
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