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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of Trees 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Group of Trees 1805
D05939
Turner Bequest XCV 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 259 x 368 mm
Stamped in black ‘XCV 35’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a right-hand page from the sketchbook. Butlin and Joll compare the drawing to the oil sketch Willows beside a Stream (Tate N02706)1 but this is inconclusive. The location of these trees, presumably by the River Thames, is unknown. See also, from the same sketchbook, D05941
Turner Bequest XCV 37, perhaps drawn near Marlow.
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, p.118–9 no.172 (pl.172).
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.
David Blayney Brown
Febrary 2009

How to cite

Group of Trees 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-group-of-trees-r1129971, accessed 18 April 2014.