Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Plants and Flowers

1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 197 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40946

Catalogue entry

Turner has used the inside back cover of the sketchbook to make several swift sketches of plants and flowers, presumably dating from his 1819 exploration of Naples and the surrounding area. Amongst the identifiable species are studies of fig leaves, myrtle and wormwood.

Nicola Moorby
June 2010

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