View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
- Line engraving on paper
- Unconfirmed: 100 x 140 mm
- Presented by Ian Warrell 1999
Technique and condition
The work is made from a single trunk of oak about 400 years old, which was brought to the artist's attention by the gardener at a girls' private school at Ascot. Nash roughed out the pieces in Ascot then transported them to his studio in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales where he charred them with a propane torch to the depth of about 1cm. He treats them with linseed oil, chars them again and linseeds them a second time.
Annette King & Rachel Barker