Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees on Richmond Hill; Detail of Horizon

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10546
Turner Bequest CXL 69

Catalogue entry

As in adjacent sketches in the sketchbook in its present foliation, the subjects here are surely drawn from Richmond Hill. At upper left is a detail of the horizon, the ‘W’ presumably indicating Windsor, visible from the hill in clear weather. At right there is a glimpse of the trees on the slopes running down to the Petersham meadows.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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