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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Ruins and Foliage 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
?Ruins and Foliage 1791
Turner Bequest VI 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 263 x 185 mm
Stamped in black ‘VI 11’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The context suggests that, as Finberg conjectured, the study was made at Malmesbury. It seems to show part of a wall seen through a ruined opening. The drawing was made with the sketchbook turned vertically.
Technical notes:
The missing top right-hand corner has been made up.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘?Ruins and Foliage 1791 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-ruins-and-foliage-r1140135, accessed 26 November 2020.