Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Stem and Leaves of a Palm Tree

c.1798

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 245 × 347 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40059

Catalogue entry

Not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory,1 these slight botanical sketches are unrelated to the watercolour landscape on the recto (D01902; Turner Bequest XLIV Z), and are of uncertain date.
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.109.
Technical notes:
There are grey and umber paint smears.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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