J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A House among Trees c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
A House among Trees circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCII 21
Pencil on cream wove paper, prepared with a greyish wash, 153 x 216 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘21’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCII 21’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The unidentified house bulks large on the right and the ground falls away towards Downs or coastline in the left distance. Similar views follow on folios 26–8 of the sketchbook (D05741–D05743; Turner Bequest 22–4).

David Blayney Brown
April 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘A House among Trees c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-house-among-trees-r1131059, accessed 01 December 2020.