Joseph Mallord William Turner

Group of Trees by a Stream

c.1816

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 93 × 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11613
Turner Bequest CXLIX 18

Catalogue entry

In this sketch, a large building is silhouetted against the light beyond a stand of trees. The subject might seem related in spirit to Turner’s designs for his Liber Studiorum compositions of landscape1 or to his studies on the Thames,2 but the exact locality here has yet to be identified. For general notes on the series of unidentified subjects to which this sketch belongs see folio 2 recto (D11597).
1
See Gillian Forrester, ‘Liber Studiorum’, in Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin and Luke Herrmann (eds.), The Oxford Companion to J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 2001, pp.166–9.
2
See David Hill, ‘Thames Sketches, 1805’, in Oxford Companion, pp.333–6.
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David Hill
October 2008

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