Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Tall Tree

c.1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 88 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09912
Turner Bequest CXXXV 15 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned vertically, the trunk of the tree in this slight drawing is concluded on folio 16 verso (D09914), which is missing its top or outer half and hence partly overlaps the present page. What may be the same tree is shown on folio 17 recto (D09915), under which its possible significance is discussed.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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