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 2 Recto:
Wild Plants circa 1807
Turner Bequest XCVI 2
Pencil on white laid paper, 92 x 163 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVI 2’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For another study of wild plants including dock see folio 1 of the sketchbook (D05961). The 1974 Royal Academy catalogue suggested that this more closely observed still life served as the basis for the cluster of plants in the right foreground of Turner’s watercolour More Park, near Watford, on the River Colne (Tate D18141; Turner Bequest CCVIII H) made for the Rivers of England. The view was based on folio 49 (D06071).

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-r1130137, accessed 24 June 2024.