Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings and Trees

c.1826

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 158 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24111
Turner Bequest CCLVI 3

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a loose study of buildings and trees. There is no distinguishing landmark to identify this scene although Tate curator Ian Warrell has located some of the sketches in this volume to the region around Dover, and also Calais and Beauvais.1 The two tiers of dormer windows on the central structure suggest a Northern French rather than an English location.

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.156.

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