Joseph Mallord William TurnerA House among Trees c.1806-10

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A House among Trees
From Sussex Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCII
Date c.1806-10
MediumChalk and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 153 x 216 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XCII 16
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
A House among Trees circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCII 16
Pencil on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 153 x 216 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘16’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCII 16’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A slight sketch of unidentified Downs near the coast; the building among the trees is too sketchily drawn to be identifiable. There are splashes of grey wash unrelated to the drawing.

David Blayney Brown
April 2010

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