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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bare Trees on a Hillside 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Bare Trees on a Hillside 1801
D02394
Turner Bequest LII 1a
Pencil and gouache on coarse blue laid paper, 143 x 111 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 2 recto opposite (D02395). If the sketchbook was in use in the late summer, the lack of leaves on these trees can perhaps be explained as having been caused by strong sea-winds, suggesting that the scene is an exposed hillside on the coast.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bare Trees on a Hillside 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bare-trees-on-a-hillside-r1178730, accessed 01 December 2020.