Joseph Mallord William Turner
?Near Tabley: A Path through a Wood 1808

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?Near Tabley: A Path through a Wood
From Tabley No.2 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CIV
Date 1808
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 98 x 162 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CIV 70 a
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Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted.
See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s visit to Tabley in 1808. The reading of Turner’s inscription, suggested by Finberg, seems right and this could be the near the wooded road towards Tabley from Knutsford. Turner’s note might refer to Over Tabley nearby.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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