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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees beside a Path, with a Building Beyond 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Trees beside a Path, with a Building Beyond 1801
D02466
Turner Bequest LIII 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 112 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this drawing is evidently not by Turner, with awkward handling of recession and uncertain line. It is a view of the West Tower of Helmsley Castle, probably adapted from Turner’s study in the contemporary Chester sketchbook (Tate D05076; Turner Bequest LXXXII 3). The sketch of clouds on the recto (D02465) is possibly by the same hand.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Trees beside a Path, with a Building Beyond 1801 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-trees-beside-a-path-with-a-building-beyond-r1178488, accessed 16 June 2021.