Joseph Mallord William Turner
Lake or River with Trees on the Right c.1825–30

Artwork details

Lake or River with Trees on the Right
Date c.1825–30
Medium Oil paint on millboard
Dimensions Support: 413 x 597 mm
frame: 520 x 704 x 36 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not on display

Catalogue entry

276. [N05525] Lake or River with Trees on the Right c. 1825–30


Millboard, 16 1/4 × 23 1/2 (41 × 59·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (171, 1 unidentified 2'0" × 1'4 1/4"; identified 1946 by chalk number on back); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Exh. Dresden (4, repr.) and Berlin (8) 1972; Lisbon 1973 (8, repr.).

Lit. Davies 1946, pp. 165, 188; Rothenstein and Butlin 1964, p. 38, pl. 73; Gage 1969, pp. 39, 232 n. 106.

This could come from the same group of oil studies on millboard as such Italian subjects as Nos. 318–27, which are here tentatively dated to Turner's second Italian visit of 1828–9, but there is nothing specifically Italian about this scene and it is probably an independent work executed in England. In handling it is close to certain sketches on canvas such as No. 275 [N05520] and like that work probably dates from the later 1820s.

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984

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