Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Trees beside a Path, with a Building Beyond 1801
Turner Bequest LIII 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 112 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.133 LIII 3a (as ‘Tree trunks; with building beyond’ c.1801).
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.
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.