Joseph Mallord William TurnerGroup of Trees, with Buildings Beyond 1802

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Artist
Title
Group of Trees, with Buildings Beyond
From Small Calais Pier Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXI
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 187 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04251
Turner Bequest LXXI 52
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto:
Group of Trees, with Buildings Beyond
D04251
Turner Bequest LXXI 52
Pencil, with some scratching out, on wove paper prepared with a grey wash, 187 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXI 52’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Numbered by Finberg as folio 52 of this sketchbook, this has since been rebound as folio 60. Turner turned the book sideways to draw an upright composition. Two very similar sketches are on folios 58 and 59 (D04249, D04250). All were doubtless drawn on the way to Paris.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
April 2003

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