Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Turner Bequest XLVI 75
Pencil and ink on white wove paper, 79 x 130 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘75’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XLVI – 75’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.117 XLVI 75 (as ‘House with trees’ c.1799).
The pen line above the main subject is difficult to elucidate; it does not seem to relate directly to the drawing below. It may be an accidental mark, or alternatively is the outline of a mountain or of a slate-heap.
Blank; washed with a grey ground
How to cite
Andrew Wilton, ‘Buildings and Trees 1799 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-buildings-and-trees-r1179967, accessed 20 October 2021.