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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Laurel Leaves c.1800-1

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
Studies of Laurel Leaves c.1800–1
D03719
Turner Bequest LXI 63v
Ink on white wove paper, 206 x 131 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Laurel’ top right and ‘Dark green – shining leaf | young shoot light yellow [?g] | Leaf under neath not shining’ towards top right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Compare the studies on folio 5 recto and verso (D40781, D03718; Turner Bequest LXI 62, 62v).
Technical notes:
The page is discoloured from prolonged exposure. This and the previous leaf, folio 5 (D40781, D03718; Turner Bequest LXI 62, 62v) were noted by Finberg in 1909 as ‘loose pages’;1 he suggested that they had been ‘cut out’ from this point in the book,2 where they have subsequently been rebound.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.164.
2
See ibid., p.163.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Studies of Laurel Leaves c.1800–1 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, 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-studies-of-laurel-leaves-r1178042, accessed 09 December 2021.