Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Near Heathfield

1810

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 199 x 323 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10320
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 1

Catalogue entry

This sketch, mainly of trees in an open landscape is quite slight and Finberg’s title, which is retained here, is unconfirmed. The sheet was probably a right-hand page, with stitch holes on the left. The Executors’ signatures suggests that it may have been a flyleaf, or at least at the top of a group of leaves as they found them. The poor condition of the paper, with the edges abraded, and rubbing and staining also seems to support this. Finberg noted ‘Drawing rubbed and paper dirty’ and this is still evident today.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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