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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wild Plants c.1807

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Wild Plants circa 1807
Turner Bequest XCVI 1
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘1’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 1’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These seem to be summer field or hedgerow weeds including dock and cow parsley. Another, closer study of wild plants is on folio 2 of this sketchbook (D05962).

David Blayney Brown
October 2006

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Wild Plants c.1807 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2006, 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-wild-plants-r1130136, accessed 24 June 2024.