Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees by a ?Thames Backwater; Trees beside ?the River Thames at Richmond

c.1823–4

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17784
Turner Bequest CCIV 8 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the outer third comprises a view of trees arching over water. The rest is taken up with a waterside wooded view which may or may not be a continuation of the more developed wash drawing on folio 9 recto opposite (D17785), which may show the River Thames at Richmond; see the entry for the latter for further discussion. For other London and Thames views, see under folio 2 recto (D17775).

Matthew Imms
November 2014

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