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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Tree in a Landscape c.1824
D20344
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 50v
Pencil on blue wove paper, 145 x 195 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘53 | O’ top left
Inscribed in pencil ‘CCXXIV 50’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch appears on the verso of D20343 (CCXXIV 50). A few faded marks in pencil suggest rolling hills in the background together with a tree positioned in the centre foreground.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
There is a tear of approximately 10 mm on the bottom of the sheet, just left of centre.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘A 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-tree-in-a-landscape-r1202100, accessed 20 April 2024.