Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Plants

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01556
Turner Bequest XL 55 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the study is continued on folio 58 recto opposite (D01557; Turner Bequest XL 56). The plants appear to be roadside weeds: dock, butterbur and nettles.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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