Not on display
The drawing is continued on folio 7 verso (D00018). It is an early example of Turner’s interest in the growth patterns and forms of trees, which he is already able to invest with lively energy. In comparison with the extremely generalised formulas used for foliage in other drawings in this a book, this is a surprisingly sophisticated piece of careful observation. The specimen shown here seems to be an oak, or possibly a plane, and may have been drawn in the grounds of Radley Hall; see folio 9 recto (D00021). Compare the study of a tree on folio 5 recto (D00015), and the drawing of a line of trees on folio 26 recto (D00044).