Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees above the River Tamar

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09624
Turner Bequest CXXXII 124

Catalogue entry

Finberg suggested that the view was on the ‘River Tamar near Wier [sic] Head’.1 This book contains numerous sketches along the meandering Tamar among wooded hills several miles up- and down-river of Weir Head, near Gunnislake, but the present scene, with its carefully drawn tree trunks against a rather faint background, remains to be precisely identified. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

1
Finberg 1909, I. p.375.

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