Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landscape with Trees, Probably near the Highgate Archway

1813

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09369
Turner Bequest CXXXI 133

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this fairly nondescript screen of trees, like that on folio 221 verso opposite (D09368; Turner Bequest CXXXI 132a) offers no obvious clue to its location, but the drawings between folios 218 verso and 227 verso (D09362–D09380; Turner Bequest CXXXI 129a–138a) are all identified or likely views around Highgate, then in the countryside north of central London; they were probably made working in from the back of the book as now foliated. The subject is discussed under folio 128 verso (D09360; Turner Bequest CXXXI 128a), apparently incorrectly isolated from the rest of the sequence by a block of blank leaves.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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