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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings and Trees 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 75 Recto:
Buildings and Trees 1799
D02108
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
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.
Verso:
Blank; washed with a grey ground

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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.