Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies for Landscapes

c.1834–6

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 77 x 101 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28859
Turner Bequest CCXCI b 49

Catalogue entry

This is one of various watercolour and pencil landscape studies towards the end of this sketchbook, as set out in the Introduction. Here a series of six thumbnail pencil compositions are arranged in two columns and separated or framed by straight lines. What seem to be hills, trees, roads and perhaps masts are indicated here and there, as well as disks which may be the sun or moon.
Technical notes:
There is a stray stoke of dark watercolour towards the bottom left, associated with loose colour washes on folio 48 verso opposite (D28858).

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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