Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fallen Branches and Foliage

?1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01693
Turner Bequest XLII 18

Catalogue entry

The drawing is continued on folio 10 recto opposite (D01694; Turner Bequest XLII 19). Compare the studies on folios 8 verso–9 recto and 59 verso–60 recto (D01691–D01692, D01793–D01794; Turner Bequest XLII 16–17, 118–119). All these drawings of foliage may have been made in the park at Fonthill while Turner was working on his views of the house for William Beckford in 1799; see the Salisbury and Fonthill sketchbooks (Tate; Turner Bequest XLIX, XLVII).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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