Joseph Mallord William Turner

A House among Trees on a River

c.1809

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07402
Turner Bequest CVIII 30

Catalogue entry

The scene is unidentified but may be one of Turner’s haunts on the Thames west of London. There appears to be a barge on the right and at least one figure on the river bank. The composition continues opposite, with more trees extending half way across folio 29 verso (D07401).
Technical notes:
The outer edge of the present sheet stops noticeably short of others in the sketchbook (the regular width being 115 mm).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
June 2008

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