Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape Studies ?in France, with Trees and a Spire

1845

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35557
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 40

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are various overlapping studies here of skylines, trees and a distant spire, probably made while travelling through inland France. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight unidentified landscapes and coastal views scattered through it.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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