Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Horse Chestnut Leaves

c.1800–1

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 206 × 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03718
Turner Bequest LXI 62 v

Catalogue entry

Other studies of foliage are on the recto this leaf (D40781) and on folio 6 verso (D03719; Turner Bequest LXI 63v).
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from exposure during prolonged exhibition. This and the next leaf, folio 6 (D03720, D03719; Turner Bequest LXI 63, 63v), were noted by Finberg in 1909 as ‘loose pages’;1 he suggested that they had been ‘cut out’ from this point in the book,2 where they have subsequently been rebound.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.164.
2
See ibid., p.163.

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