Joseph Mallord William TurnerTrees by the Thames, Wittenham Clumps in the Distance 1805

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Artist
Title
Trees by the Thames, Wittenham Clumps in the Distance
From Hesperides (2) Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCIV
Date 1805
MediumPen and ink on paper
Dimensionssupport: 143 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05891
Turner Bequest XCIV 36 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Verso:
Trees by the Thames, Wittenham Clumps in the Distance 1805
D05891
Turner Bequest XCIV 36a
Pencil on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 143 x 228 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Lock’ at centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See catalogue note to folio 35 verso of the sketchbook (D05889), a still slighter sketch which appears to extend the same view further to the left but to pivot on the same group of three trees near the centre and to show Wittenham Clumps in the right distance, as they appear here. See also 37 verso (D05893). The stretch of river in all three sketches may be near Sutton Courtenay.

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

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