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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of Trees on Pevensey Marsh c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Group of Trees on Pevensey Marsh circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 23
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘23’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 23’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, lower right of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The title is Finberg’s and probably right. See also folio 22 of the sketchbook (D05639). Turner indicates sails off-shore.

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Group of Trees on Pevensey Marsh c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-group-of-trees-on-pevensey-marsh-r1130950, accessed 24 July 2017.