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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees, for Dido and Aeneas Hunting: Storm Approaching 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Trees, for Dido and Aeneas Hunting: Storm Approaching 1805
D06181
Turner Bequest XCVIII 1a
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
For the two subjects in this sketchbook illustrating Virgil’s Aeneid see Introduction to the sketchbook, the recto of the present leaf (D06180) and folio 2 (D06182). Seen here are the tree tops of the composition drawn mainly on folio 2, for which see catalogue note for the subject.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Trees, for Dido and Aeneas Hunting: Storm Approaching 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2008, 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-trees-for-dido-and-aeneas-hunting-storm-approaching-r1130363, accessed 21 September 2014.