Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees beside a Path, with a Building Beyond

1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02466
Turner Bequest LIII 3 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this drawing is evidently not by Turner, with awkward handling of recession and uncertain line. It is a view of the West Tower of Helmsley Castle, probably adapted from Turner’s study in the contemporary Chester sketchbook (Tate D05076; Turner Bequest LXXXII 3). The sketch of clouds on the recto (D02465) is possibly by the same hand.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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