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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees by the Thames 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 50 Recto:
Trees by the Thames 1805
Turner Bequest XC 50
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink (see main catalogue entry) at top
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘50’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 50’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A continuation to the right of the Thames sketch on folio 49 of the sketchbook (D05567). This stretch of the river has yet to be identified. For similar views in this sketchbook see folio 46 (D05562). The inscription across the top relates to the coloured study of a classical seaport on folio 49 verso (D05568), for which see catalogue entry for a transcription. There is also some overlap of coloured washes from the same study.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Trees by the Thames 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, 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-by-the-thames-r1129883, accessed 13 July 2020.