Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Leaves

c.1815–18

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10633
Turner Bequest CXLI 28 a

Catalogue entry

Compare the drawing of foliage on folio 23 of the sketchbook (D10624). Perhaps sketched at Richmond, these might be ideas for foreground vegetation in England: Richmond Hill, on the Prince Regent’s Birthday (Tate N00502)1 exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1819; see notes to folio 10 verso (D10601) for background to the picture and related drawings in this book.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.106–7 no.140 (pl.145).

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