Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees, Probably beside the River Brent

c.1808–11

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 87 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08006
Turner Bequest CXIV 35

Catalogue entry

As set out in the Introduction, there are various landscape studies in this sketchbook, occupying several pages from folios 28 recto to 38 recto (D07999–D08010), and from folios 70 recto to 73 recto (D08051–D08056). The last of the earlier sketches show the River Brent, north-west of London, which merges with the Grand Union Canal at Hanwell, traditionally the main subject of the second grouping. The present drawing shows a similar setting, with trees and reeds or rushes indicated by a horizontal zigzag, to that of the identified Brent view on folio 37 recto (D08009).
There is a very slight continuation on folio 34 verso opposite (D41527).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
January 2012

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