Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Landscape with Trees

1832

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 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23905
Turner Bequest CCLIV 13

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the shaky pencil marks clustered on the top half of this page suggest a drawing taken in adverse circumstances, perhaps onboard a moving vehicle. The strong verticals on left-hand side of the scene may indicate a pair of thin, divergent tree trunks.

John Chu
July 2014

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