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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape with Trees, Probably near the Highgate Archway 1813

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 222 Recto:
Landscape with Trees, Probably near the Highgate Archway 1813
D09369
Turner Bequest CXXXI 133
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 157 mm
Watermark ‘Ivy
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘133’ top left, ascending vertically, and ‘6’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXXI – 133’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned horizontally, this fairly nondescript screen of trees, like that on folio 221 verso opposite (D09368; Turner Bequest CXXXI 132a) offers no obvious clue to its location, but the drawings between folios 218 verso and 227 verso (D09362–D09380; Turner Bequest CXXXI 129a–138a) are all identified or likely views around Highgate, then in the countryside north of central London; they were probably made working in from the back of the book as now foliated. The subject is discussed under folio 128 verso (D09360; Turner Bequest CXXXI 128a), apparently incorrectly isolated from the rest of the sequence by a block of blank leaves.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Landscape with Trees, Probably near the Highgate Archway 1813 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-landscape-with-trees-probably-near-the-highgate-archway-r1148099, accessed 24 November 2020.