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image of The Junction of the Thames and the Medway Joseph Mallord William Turner (artist)
British, 1775 - 1851
The Junction of the Thames and the Medway, 1807
oil on canvas
overall: 108.8 x 143.7 cm (42 13/16 x 56 9/16 in.) framed: 148 x 180.3 cm (58 1/4 x 71 in.)
Widener Collection
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From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
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Purchased 1807, almost certainly from Turner's gallery, by Thomas Lister Parker [1779-1858], Brownsholme Hall, Yorkshire; (sale, 1808, bought in).[1] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 9 March 1811, no. 29, bought in.) John Newington Hughes [-1848], Winchester, after 1826; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 14-15 April 1848, 2nd day, no. 147); (Thomas Rought); sold 3 May 1848 to Joseph Gillott, Birmingham; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 19-20, 26-27 April 1872, 4th day, no. 306); (Thos. Agnew & Sons, London); sold 1872 to Richard Hemming [died c. 1892], Bentley Manor, Bromsgrove, and London; by inheritance to his wife; sold 1892 to (Thos. Agnew & Sons, London); sold 1893 to (Wallis & Son, London); purchased 10 March 1894 through John G. Johnson by Peter A.B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] David Brown, "Turner, Callcott and Thomas Lister Parker: New Light on Turners' `Junction of the Thames and the Medway' in Washington," Burlington Magazine, 117 (1975), 721.

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