J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dock Leaves c.1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Dock Leaves circa 1808
D06770
Turner Bequest CII 26
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 115 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘26’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CII 26’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A large dock plant (in Greenwich Park) is in the right foreground of Turner’s picture London (Tate N00483).1 For related subjects in this sketchbook, see Introduction.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.69–70 no.97 (pl.104).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Dock Leaves c.1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dock-leaves-r1130863, accessed 19 December 2014.