Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Road through a Wood

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01627
Turner Bequest XL 95

Catalogue entry

This is the upper half of a double-page vertical composition, worked up in watercolour, which was removed for exhibition and has remained separate from the sketchbook. The other half is Tate D01628 (Turner Bequest XL 96).
The only other drawing to have been completed in colour like this one is that on folios 39 verso–40 recto (Tate D01526–D01527; Turner Bequest XL 37a–38), a view of Careg Cennen in a storm.
The verso is D41451.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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