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
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

See Finberg 1909, I, p.164.
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.