Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Leaves

c.1799–1800

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 166 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03935
Turner Bequest LXVI 98 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, like the studies that Turner made of burdock and other weeds on folios 5 recto and 6 recto (D03836, D03837; Turner Bequest LXVI 4, 5) and in the contemporary Studies for Pictures sketchbook (Tate D04130; Turner Bequest LXIX 114) this is a note of a natural detail that he may have considered useful for possible inclusion in the foreground of a watercolour view.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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