Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tall Trees

c.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: 88 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09948
Turner Bequest CXXXV 45

Catalogue entry

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).
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 (colour).
Technical notes:
There is a small, ringed spot of foxing at the top left, showing through from the verso.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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