Joseph Mallord William Turner

Three White Poplars at Laleham

c.1807

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 92 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05992
Turner Bequest XCVI 28

Catalogue entry

For a double-spread sketch of Penton Hook near Laleham see folios 26 verso–27 (D05989–90) and for another perhaps extending the view further, folios 23 verso–24 (D05985–D05986).
The white poplar (populus alba) was brought to England from Holland together with its vernacular name ‘abele’. Some additional foliage, not from these three trees but from adjacent trees or bushes, extends on to folio 27 verso (D05991).

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

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