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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees, for Ulysses and Nausicaa 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Trees, for Ulysses and Nausicaa 1805
D40594
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 subjects in this sketchbook illustrating Homer’s Odyssey see Introduction to the sketchbook, the continuation of the present sketch on folio 3 (D06183) and folios 4 verso–5 (D41507–D06186).
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.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Trees, for Ulysses and Nausicaa 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-ulysses-and-nausicaa-r1130365, accessed 25 October 2014.