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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Landscape with Trees 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
?Landscape with Trees 1832
Turner Bequest CCLIV 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 174 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLIV – 13’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the shaky pencil marks clustered on the top half of this page suggest a drawing taken in adverse circumstances, perhaps onboard a moving vehicle. The strong verticals on left-hand side of the scene may indicate a pair of thin, divergent tree trunks.

John Chu
July 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Landscape with Trees 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-landscape-with-trees-r1173310, accessed 29 June 2022.