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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Group of Trees 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 59 Recto:
Group of Trees
Turner Bequest LXXI 51
Pencil, with some scratching out, on wove paper prepared with a reddish brown wash, 187 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXI 51’ top right, running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Numbered by Finberg as folio 51 of this sketchbook, this has since been rebound as folio 59. Turner turned the book sideways to draw an upright composition. Two very similar sketches of trees are on folios 58 and 60 (D04249, D04251). All were doubtless drawn on the way to Paris.

David Blayney Brown
April 2003

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Group of Trees by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2003, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-group-of-trees-r1133812, accessed 06 April 2020.