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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees along the River Thames at Isleworth c.1825

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Verso:
Trees along the River Thames at Isleworth c.1825
D18619
Turner Bequest CCXII 16a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 188 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?Light]’ top centre, ‘Isleworth’ centre left, and ‘[...]’ bottom centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These two vigorous sketches, one above the other in narrow bands divided by a pencil line, depict trees over water, and the inscription ‘Isleworth’ indicates that they were made on a reach of the River Thames long familiar to Turner; see the sketchbook’s Introduction. Compare the view on folios 69 verso–70 recto (D18676–D18677).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Trees along the River Thames at Isleworth c.1825 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 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-trees-along-the-river-thames-at-isleworth-r1172736, accessed 29 January 2022.