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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Trees c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Trees c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘P [?and] acorn’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has rendered a cursory sketch of trees in woodland or pasture. This drawing may be connected to the views of Colchester framed by trees on Tate D18163, D18165, D18167; Turner Bequest CCIX 3, 4, 5. The artist has inscribed a note at the foot of one of the trees reading ‘P’ (perhaps signifying ‘poplar’ or ‘pine’) and ‘acorn’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Trees c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-trees-r1181050, accessed 21 October 2021.