Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Laurel Leaves

c.1800–1

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 206 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03719
Turner Bequest LXI 63 v

Catalogue entry

Compare the studies on folio 5 recto and verso (D40781, D03718; Turner Bequest LXI 62, 62v).
Technical notes:
The page is discoloured from prolonged exposure. This and the previous leaf, folio 5 (D40781, D03718; Turner Bequest LXI 62, 62v) were noted by Finberg in 1909 as ‘loose pages’;1 he suggested that they had been ‘cut out’ from this point in the book,2 where they have subsequently been rebound.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.164.
2
See ibid., p.163.

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