Joseph Mallord William TurnerTrees beside a River or Lake ?1795

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Artist
Title
Trees beside a River or Lake
Date ?1795
MediumGouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 210 x 272 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00669
Turner Bequest XXVII H
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Trees beside a River or Lake ?1795
D00669
Turner Bequest XXVII H
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 210 x 272 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXVII H’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The position on the sheet of this fragmentary study suggests that Turner may have intended to incorporate it into a larger composition. Unfinished as it is, however, it is in effect a study of reflections in water. It is grouped with the drawings of 1795 for convenience but may date from a year earlier.
There are colour trials along the lower edge.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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