Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees on a Hill ?near Trematon Castle

1813

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 × 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09261
Turner Bequest CXXXI 41 a

Catalogue entry

Along with the other sketches between folio 36 recto (D09255) and folio 43 recto (D09263), this may have been made in the vicinity of Trematon Castle, above the St Germans or Lynher River west of the River Tamar and Plymouth. The subjects as far as folio 127 recto (D09358) are all identified or presumed sites within a few miles in and around Plymouth, suggesting a series of fairly short excursions.
In addition to the main drawing, made with the page turned horizontally, there is a slight continuation of treetops from the drawing ‘below’ on folio 42 recto opposite (D09262).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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