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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A House and Tree in a Landscape c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A House and Tree in a Landscape c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 191
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 280 x 190 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 191’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Among the details of this brief chalk and pencil sketch is a house with a door to the right, behind which is a tree. Marks in the foreground suggest vegetation. To the right are two hills, whose downward slopes are signalled by a few curved and diagonal lines.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical note:
The sketch, measuring 140 x 190 mm, appears on one half of a sheet of blue wove paper; the other half is blank except for the pencil inscription ‘235 | O’ upside down at the top left relative to the present half. There is a long tear of around 50 mm in the bottom left of the sheet. Running diagonally across the right of the sheet is a discoloured crease.
Blank except for inscription. Inscribed in ink ‘191’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A House and Tree in a Landscape c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-house-and-tree-in-a-landscape-r1202145, accessed 17 April 2024.