Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ruin Seen beyond Trees

1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02654
Turner Bequest LIV 36 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this summary sketch seems to be an idea for a composition layout based on the study on folio 37 verso (D02656). It is possible that folios 37 recto and 38 recto (D02655, D02657) present a similar pairing. The subject may be Roslin, which is the apparent location of drawings on folios 39 verso–49 verso of this book (D02660–D02679).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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