Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees and a Winding Road

1809

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07841
Turner Bequest CXII 82 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. A similar drawing, with inscription, is on folio 83 verso of the sketchbook (D07843). In both cases Finberg’s title was based on a misreading of the inscription as ‘Cypress’ but the shape of the trees is quite different and Turner’s note must refer instead to a figure or figures that he has not actually drawn. Gypsy communities were common in Sussex.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2009

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