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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees beside the River Brent c.1808-11

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
Trees beside the River Brent circa 1808–11
Turner Bequest CXIV 38
Pencil on white wove paper, 87 x 117 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘38’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXIV – 38’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Forming a brief continuation to the right of the main view on folio 37 recto (D08009), made with the latter page pushed back a little to the left, this part of the composition is rather slight. The horizontals appear to indicate ripples or reflections in the river and the verticals the trees on the right-hand bank.

Matthew Imms
January 2012

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Trees beside the River Brent c.1808–11 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-trees-beside-the-river-brent-r1134788, accessed 09 December 2021.