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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?A Landscape c.1834-6

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 50 Verso:
?A Landscape c.1834–6
Turner Bequest CCXCI b 50
Watercolour on white wove paper, 77 x 101 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Roughly half the page has been rapidly worked with grey wash, leaving the other half untouched. The forms might suggest trees, clouds or waves, but there is too little development to be more than speculative. If it is a landscape, it is one of various watercolour and pencil studies of such subjects towards the end of this sketchbook, as set out in the Introduction.
The unaccessioned recto is inscribed in red ink ‘50’ and stamped ‘CCXCI(b) – 50’, and is blank save for a very slight continuation of watercolour at the gutter from folio 49 verso (D28860).

Matthew Imms
May 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?A Landscape c.1834–6 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-landscape-r1149082, accessed 24 May 2022.