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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Rocks and Foliage 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
?Rocks and Foliage 1801
Pencil on white wove paper prepared with a grey–buff wash, 186 x 275 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘28’ within circle towards top right, upside down
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram over ‘LVIII – 59’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch appears to be the beginning of a landscape with rocks and trees, comparable with the developed ‘Scottish Pencil’ subject on the recto (D03428; Turner Bequest LVIII 49).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Revised by Matthew Imms
April 2015

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘?Rocks and Foliage 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, revised by Matthew Imms, April 2015, 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-rocks-and-foliage-r1179829, accessed 19 September 2019.