Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Trees, for Ulysses and Nausicaa 1805
Pen and ink and brownish-grey wash over pencil on white laid paper, 117 x 182 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Kathleen Nicholson, Turner’s Classical Landscapes: Myth and Meaning, Princeton 1990, pp.264, 272, 277, 281.
David Hill, Turner on the Thames: River Journeys in the Year 1805, New Haven and London 1993, pp.64, 167, as ‘A Claudian Composition of Figures in an Italianate Landscape with a View of a Distant Classical Town by the Sea: Ulysses and ?Ne (Homer, Odyssey)’.
These slight marks were not noticed or numbered by Finberg but are tree tops continued from the composition drawn mainly on folio 3; see catalogue note to 3 for the subject.