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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Row of Trees Running along a River Bank c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Row of Trees Running along a River Bank c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 236
Pencil on blue wove paper, 282 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 236’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From the left, receding into the centre is a line of trees, the strong diagonal line at the base of them suggests a road or pathway. A number of fluid lines drawn below the trees signal their reflection on water. In the background to the right is a series of arches indicating a bridge and the course of this river. Two hills appear in the distance to the left.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 142 x 192mm. On the other half is D20554 (CCXXIV 237).
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in ink ‘236’ bottom right. Inscribed in pencil ‘235 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A Row of Trees Running along a River Bank 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-row-of-trees-running-along-a-river-bank-r1202158, accessed 18 May 2024.