Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Trailing Plant 1799)

1799–1800

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02033
Turner Bequest XLVI 26

Catalogue entry

The subject of this study, made with the page turned horizontally, is perhaps as Finberg suggests a briar rose.1 The somewhat rounded leaves, however, suggest a type of Lonicera (honeysuckle).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.115.

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