Although the trees here do not correlate closely with those on the left of Turner’s large painting Crossing the Brook, exhibited in 1815 (Tate N00497),1 there may be a distant connection. For further discussion of various landscape and tree studies in this sketchbook in that context, see under folio 14 recto (D09910).
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 (colour).
There is a small, ringed spot of foxing at the top left, showing through from the verso.