Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees by the Thames, Wittenham Clumps in the Distance

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 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

Catalogue entry

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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