Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study for a Picture, Possibly Related to ‘Crossing the Brook’

c.1812–13

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 178 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09122
Turner Bequest CXXIX 46

Catalogue entry

The general composition bears some resemblance to Crossing the Brook (Tate N00497)1 exhibited in 1815. There are few points of specific resemblance, but the idea of the foreground figure and the water flowing to the top of an implied cascade is very close.

David Hill
October 2008

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.93–4 no.130, pl.123.

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