Joseph Mallord William Turner

A House among Trees on a Bank above a River

1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 263 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00088
Turner Bequest VI 13 a

Catalogue entry

Finberg (1909) states that the drawing shows a house on the bank of the Avon. The drawing was made with the page turned vertically, with the subject partly enclosed in a rectangular pencilled ‘frame’. There is a blue colour trial towards the bottom right.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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