Joseph Mallord William Turner

Trees, Probably by the River Thames at Barnes

c.1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22439
Turner Bequest CCXL 61

Catalogue entry

This drawing of trees, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, falls within a sequence of views on the River Thames in the vicinity of Hammersmith Bridge. There is a similar sketch, perhaps continuous with this, on folio 60 verso opposite (D22438), and a study of trees by the river on the verso (D22440). As the views of the bridge from folio 62 recto (D22441) onwards appear to be from the more rural south bank at Barnes, these trees were probably observed nearby.
For other views along the Thames between the bridges at Hammersmith and Putney, see under folio 58 verso (D22434).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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